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Commentary | Oct. 4, 2022

DHS Volunteer Updates

By From DHS Connect

Thanks to your generosity, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) workforce has contributed food, school supplies, and clothing to several communities across the country.

Specifically, the DHS workforce collected over 127,345 pounds of non-perishable items for Feds Feed Families from June through August, and over the summer, several DHS Components and Employee Associations participated in a DHS Back to School Supply Drive.

The School Supply Drive initiative helped provide schools across the country with backpacks, supplies, and uniforms for children in need and although it has concluded, there is still time to donate to the Feds Feed Families food drive.

The Feds Feed Families campaign runs through September 30. Food pantries and food banks across the country are still in need of both non-perishable items and fresh produce, as food insecurity impacts millions of Americans across the country, including children and pets. Your donations to the Feds Feed Families campaign will aid those in need.

There are many ways to contribute: you can donate non-perishable items, make an online donation, or donate freshly prepared food directly to a local shelter. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture Feds Feed Families page.

If you have not participated in this year's Feds Feed Families campaign yet, please consider donating to your local food bank during the month of September. Thank you to everyone who has participated in any of these efforts – your generosity is changing lives!

Visit the DHS Volunteer Community Service Connect page for more ways to give back to your community throughout the year.