NBC Collects Perishable Goods for Families in Need

Last Updated : 8/18/2011 4:11:04 PM

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda
Cabasos, Naval Base Coronado Public Affairs Office

CORONADO, Calif.- Naval Base Coronado(NBC) Sailors, family members, civilian-workers and community members have donated nearly 5,000  pounds of perishable food and water so far for the “Feds Feed Families (FFF)” food drive Campaign at NBC since June 2011. The FFF will continue to collect donations till the end of August.

According to NBC Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Scott Adams, the FFF is a Navy-wide food drive that is collecting perishable goods to replenish food banks around the country in efforts to support people who have recently been tragically affected by natural disasters in the United States.

Navy Bases across the Nation are delivering goods to their local food banks. NBC food collections are designated to be dropped-off at the San Diego Food Bank.

“Personally, I believe this is a great event and I’m glad the chaplain’s office is involved and supporting this food drive so heavily,” said Religious Program Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Dennis Park, assigned to NBC Chapel. “I have nothing but praise and compliments for all
those involved,” Park added.

FFF is an Office of Personnel Management initiative which has requested DoD support during its third annual campaign in support of communities devastated by a series of natural disasters in our country. This is the first year the DoD is involved in the campaign.

The focus of this year’s theme is “Feeding Families one
Fed at a Time.”

According to Park, the Federal goal is to gather 733,800 pounds of perishable goods to supply the nation-wide food banks.

This initiative is a response to the “United We Serve Act” signed by the President
in April, 2009 which called for all Americans to contribute to the Nation’s
economic recovery by serving their communities.

Adams said, “The amount of food that we have collected isn't just a reflection on the
Chapel and staff, but to everyone who has given. Personally I think it's an
awesome reflection.” 





Tagged :