Oak Ridge, Tenn. -- Employees of the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office (NPO) have donated 28,605 pounds of food as part of the annual U.S. Department of Energy’s “Feds Feed Families” campaign. The campaign, which ended on October 2, more than doubled the campaign goal of 12,000 pounds.
“I am very proud of the generosity of NPO employees in supporting the Feds Feed Families campaign,” said Geoff Beausoleil, NNSA Production Office Manager. “This campaign is our way of giving back to those most in need in our communities.”
The NPO Feds Feed Families donations are supporting the efforts of the High Plains Food Bank, Amarillo, Texas, and the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.
The Feds Feed Families campaign is a voluntary effort undertaken by Federal employees across the country to provide non-perishable food items to local food banks. Since the start of this effort in 2009, Federal employees have donated and collected more than 39 million pounds of food to support families across America. Every month, local food banks help thousands of people, including elderly, handicapped individuals and children. During the summer, the numbers swell to include school children who no longer have access to free breakfast and lunches.
The mission of the NNSA Production Office is to ensure the safe, secure and cost-effective operation of the Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.