AMARILLO -- Employees of the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office donated over eight tons of food as part of the annual U.S. Department of Energys Feds Feed Families campaign. The campaign surpassed the goal of 17,000 pounds.
"I am extremely proud and moved by the generosity of NPO employees," said Steve Erhart, NNSA Production Office Manager. "Each year, the Feds Feed Families food drive reminds us there are people in our own communities who go to bed hungry. Serving our country starts at home, and that is what this effort is all about."
The NPO donations are supporting the efforts of the High Plains Food Bank, Amarillo, Texas, and the Second Harvest Food Bank, Maryville, Tennessee.
"Donations from this years Feds Feed Families Campaign have already touched many lives throughout the Texas Panhandle," said Broc Carter, High Plains Food Bank Director of Communications. "We appreciate the generosity and continued support of the NNSA Production Office employees. Their generous donations are shared with our partnering organizations including churches, day care facilities, and senior citizens centers."
"We are extremely grateful to the NNSA Production Office for their large donations of food, especially during the summer months because this is the leanest time of the year for us," said Elaine Streno, Second Harvest Food Bank Executive Director. "We are also grateful that their effort is bringing awareness to the hunger struggle in our community and across East Tennessee."
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