VA North Texas Health Care System
Feds Feed Families Is A Huge Success
Once a year, the Feds Feed Families event takes place in order to help local pantries and food banks replenish their stock. The Department of Veterans Affairs is one of several federal agencies proud to take part in the campaign.
Feds Feed Families is led by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This government-wide effort began in 2009 and since then agencies have collected more than 8 million pounds of food. The Department of Veterans Affairs has a goal to collect 230,000 pounds of food to contribute to the effort.
VA North Texas Health Care System has collected more than 6,400 pounds of food to date.
The food collected will be donated to Tarrant Area Food Bank, Methodism Bread Basket and North Texas Food Bank. We are accepting donations for Feds Feed Families 2012 through August 31. If you want to participate, please drop your non-perishable foods off at our Dallas, Bonham or Fort Worth location.
Most wanted items are:
- Canned Fruits
- Canned Vegetables
- Multigrain Cereal
- Canned Proteins
- 100% Juice
- Baking Goods
- Hygiene Items
- Paper products and household items
If a Veteran is in need of immediate meal assistance, they should call 211 for assistance or contact one of the agencies listed below.
|North Dallas Shared Ministries||www.ndsm.org||2875 Merrell Rd., Dallas 75229|
|North Texas Food Bank||www.ntfb.org||4500 Cockrell Hill Rd., Dallas 75236|
|White Rock Center of Hope||www.whiterockcenterofhope.org||10021-A Garland Road, Dallas 75218|
|Salvation Army||5302 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas 75235|
|Jewish Family Service, Greater Dallas||www.jfsdallas.org||5402 Arapaho Road, Dallas 75248|
|The Stewpot||www.thestewpot.org/contact.asp||408 Park Ave. at Young St., Dallas 75201|
|Community Council of Greater Dallas||www.ccgd.org/welcome.html||1349 Empire Central, Ste. 400, Dallas 75247|
|Meals on Wheels||www.vnatexas.org||1440 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 75247|