Employees at the Forest Products Laboratory donated a whopping 5,543 pounds of food for the annual Feds Feed Families campaign. Feds Feed Families was launched across the Federal government in 2009 to stock shelves in food pantries during the summer months when demand increases but donations drop off. Since 2009, Federal employees have donated more than 24 million pounds of food to help families in need in all 50 states.
This year’s contributions from the Lab, which amount to almost 37 pounds donated per employee, were given to food banks, pantries, and shelters across 16 counties in southern Wisconsin. It was a record-setting year for the Lab, but our generous employees will no doubt accept the challenge to break their own record next year.