DISA and JFHQ-DODIN fight hunger by donating 10,579 pounds of food
Defense Information Systems Agency and Joint Force
Headquarters – DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) employees across the globe
participated in the 2017 Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign, donating a total of
10,579 pounds of food and other items to local food banks between June and August.
“Contributing to the 2017 Fed Feeds Families Campaign has
been a pleasure because knowing that your efforts benefit a person in need is
what makes it worthwhile,” said Kayla Andrews, a DISA quality of work life
program analyst and chair of the agency’s FFF campaign.
Contributions from employees stationed at the combined Headquarters
on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, totaled 6,754 pounds. Contributions from
field activities totaled 3,825 pounds.
Several activities and special events helped to boost the agency’s
A bake sale provided employees with baked goods
in exchange for a non-perishable food item donations.
During a Spin-A-Thon, cyclists donated goods
before working out on indoor bikes.
A “Battle of the Centers” pitted DISA
organizational elements against each other to collect the heaviest total weight
A chili cook-off encouraged donations by
allowing individuals to exchange non-perishables for chili samples.
Employees who are active members of
historically African-American Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities focused
on donating more than 750 school supplies.
“Participating in Feds Feed Families was a rewarding
experience and I highly recommend it,” said Dinah DeMuth, computer scientist
for the Infrastructure Directorate’s Special Transport Branch and co-chair for
the campaign. "I met many great people at the DISA Feds Feed Family events, at
the farm where we participated in a gleaning event, and at the food bank, and I
would like to extend my appreciation to everyone who participated. In
everything we do, let us continue to help each other, inspire hope, and reach
Posted Sept. 20, 2017