COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2018 —
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and the Defense Supply Center Columbus recently showed community support through food drives and charitable giving.
The DSCC workforce concluded a month-long food drive, collecting 9,143 pounds of goods that will go on to support more than 525,000 individuals in Central Ohio.
“As one of the largest employers in the greater Columbus area, we’re committed to doing our part to help our community,” said DSCC and DLA Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John T. Palmer. “This food drive is just one of the many ways our associates contribute locally to make a positive impact and improve the lives of Ohio families facing the challenges of hunger.”
The food drive was part of an annual summer event, Feds Feed Families. The installation has participated in this completely voluntary effort that allows the Federal workforce to directly impact the community where they live and work since its inception in 2009.
Associates donated many critical food items needed including peanut butter, soups containing vegetables, tuna, chili with beans and canned meat, vegetables and fruit as well as critical non-food items such as diapers, personal hygiene items and pet food.
“We already have a plan in action for next year and I think we’ll be able to assist even more families in need,” said Richard Bechand, DLA Land and Maritime FFF program coordinator.
The FFF program is just one of many the installation participates in to support the local community throughout the year.
The next community support program is the Combined Federal Campaign that recently opened its centralized pledge portal Sept. 10 and remains open until Jan. 11.
CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
Beginning Oct. 1 the campaign will highlight a “Cause of the Week.”
- Oct. 1: Disaster Relief
- Oct. 8: Women & Girls
- Oct. 15: Eradicating Poverty
- Oct. 22: Cancer Awareness
- Oct. 29: Animal Welfare
- Nov. 5: Veterans
- Nov. 12: Education
- Nov. 19: Hunger & Clean Water
- Nov. 26: Global Health
- Dec. 3: Persons with Disabilities
- Dec. 10: Military Support
- Dec. 17: Arts & Culture
- Dec. 24: Housing & Shelter
- Dec. 31: Human Trafficking Prevention
- Jan. 7: Environmental Protection