U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry and agency and Congressional leaders will be participating in the “Feds Feed Families” food drive this afternoon at the Frederick Douglass Community Center in Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
The federal leaders will be promoting nutrition, literacy and fitness with the young people at the center in hopes of encouraging an overall healthy lifestyle. They will be distributing snacks and will invite attendees to participate in educational and physical activities.
According to a statement, “This is an opportunity for government leaders to visit with the members of the communities that benefit the most from FFF contributions—the children.”
The efforts are part of FFF’s campaign to generate 1.2 million pounds of nonperishable food items and other essentials nationwide following a shortage of supplies in food banks across the National Capital Region, as well as the nation.
According to the statement, the Capital Area Food Bank has partnered with the Frederick Douglass Community Center for seven years. During the school year, the center is open to about 20 children who receive computer training, homework instruction, and a hot meal provided by the food bank’s Kids Cafe program five days a week. During the summer months, the center runs a six week camp where 25 children receive breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack each day. These children are also able to participate in enrichment activities and excursions around the District
Berry and agency and Congressional leaders are taking part in this organization to ensure the federal government has an effective civilian workforce and is hoping to improve public lifestyle.