2019 FEDS FEED FAMILIES FOOD DRIVE CAMPAIGN:
R 182051Z JUL 19
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
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SUBJ/2019 FEDS FEED FAMILIES FOOD DRIVE CAMPAIGN//
NARR/REF A IS UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MEMO ANNOUNCING THE
2019 FEDS FEED FAMILIES (FFF) ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE.
REF B IS DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MEMO IN SUPPORT OF FFF ANNUAL FOOD
REF C IS UNDER SECRETARY OF THE NAVY MEMO IN SUPPORT OF FFF ANNUAL FOOD
RMKS/1. In support of the 11th annual "Feds Feed Families" (FFF) food drive,
the Deputy Secretary of Defense has requested Department of Defense (DoD)
support through donations of non-perishable food items for distribution to
local food banks nationwide.
2. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is designated as the Navy's
lead organization for this initiative. The FFF food drive is scheduled to
run through 9 August 2019 and is an excellent opportunity for our Sailors and
Civilians to support their communities.
3. Concept of operations:
a. Food collection data:
(1) Religious offering funds may be donated to non-profit 501(c)(3)
food banks if clearly contributing to the FFF campaign, stating "Department
of the Navy contribution."
(2) DoD has approved a dollar to food conversion rate for this year's
FFF campaign of "$1 equals 3 lbs."
(3) Receiving charities can include organizations such as community
food banks, local Red Cross pantries, Salvation Army food kitchens and the
b. Navy commands are to designate a FFF command representative to
coordinate this initiative with their nearest installation Chaplain.
c. FFF drop off and collection points are to be established throughout
each Navy installation, by either the FFF command representative or
d. Each Monday, installation FFF representatives will collect weekly
reports from their tenant command FFF representatives and report consolidated
numbers (lbs) to region FFF Chaplains by close of business Tuesday.
e. Region Chaplains upload weekly progress report compiled from their
subordinate units using the "2019 FFF Reporting Format Template," located at:
f. The weekly report template includes the following info:
(1) Command participation information (names, location).
(2) Weight, in pounds, of food collected.
(3) Food bank recipient, as applicable.
(4) Other info:
(a) Public affairs articles and photos.
(b) Individuals/teams to be recognized/thanked for participation.
(c) Comments, concerns, requests for facilitation.
4. The FFF point of contact is RPCS(FMF) Jennifer Kitson, who can be reached
at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Comm: (202) 433-3233, or DSN: 288-3233. Participating commands that do not
have access to an installation Chaplain can contact RPCS Kitson for weekly
5. Released by Ms. Steffanie B. Easter, Director, Navy Staff.//