June 1 -- The United States Department of Agriculture kicked off its annual Feds Feed Families campaign, June 1, and needs assistance from the Department of Defense for donations and volunteers.
The DoD Feds Feeds Families campaign is a voluntary effort undertaken by Federal employees to bring non-perishable foods to designated donation sites. Donations are collected weekly and are weighed in by the pound.
”There will be donation boxes at the [Marine Corps Exchange], the Station Chapel, the chow hall, and places where large numbers of Marines gather,” said Cmdr. William Holiman, the command chaplain for Marine CorpsAir Station Beaufort. “We accept items such as canned foods and boxed goods.”
Donations collected from the Tri-Command go to the Low Country Regional Food Bank in Yemasee, S.C., where food is evenly divided to the distribution sites in the county.
“There is a map on the wall that shows the poverty levels in Beaufort County. It’s just sad,” said Holiman.
Holiman is asking for volunteers from the Tri-Command to help transport the donated goods to the food bank.
Now is the time for service members to support those that support them, said Holiman.