JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
Joint Base Charleston finished up the annual Feds Feeds Families campaign on October 2, 2015. Launched in 2009 as part of President Obama's United We Serve campaign, Feds Feed Families was designed to help food banks and pantries stay stocked during summer months when they traditionally see a decrease in donations and an increase in need.
At JB Charleston, service members were asked to bring non-perishable food items and place them in designated collection boxes located at various commands and collection points on both the Naval Weapons Station and the Air Base. These boxes supported the Low Country Food Bank of North Charleston. JB Charleston donated more than 26,000 pounds of food.
In this year's compassionate competition the Navy edged the Air Force 13,512 lbs. to 12,651 lbs. - a mere 861 lb. difference for a worthy cause. The individual collection point with the most pounds donated this year was at the JB-NWS Navy Commissary. The individual command with the most pounds of donated food was the Naval Space and Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) located on JB-NWS, which will receive the Feds Feed Family plaque for their outstanding effort.
The Feds Feeds Families campaign is managed by the Joint Base Charleston Chaplain's Office.