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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 1:01 pm

Miami VA partners with the American Veteran Food Assistance ProgramĀ 

The Miami VAHS once again has partnered with the American Veteran Food Assistance Program, as the primary beneficiary of the Feds Feed Families Food Drive. The American Veteran Food Assistance Program is a Front Line, Community based non-profit corporation that was created in 1993 to proudly serve all American Veterans and their families of south Florida battling food insecurity issues. The organization distributes food to anyone who faces food insecurity issues, and ensures those Veterans and their families in need do not go hungry.

Feds Feed Families was created to help food banks and pantries stay stocked during summer months when they traditionally see a sharp decrease in donations and an increase in need. Even as the economy grows stronger, food pantries are experiencing shortages of food to provide to hungry families. There are still too many people struggling to put food on the table. Recognizing this need, the USDA once again will lead the 2017 (fff) campaign) with its annual feds feed families Food Drive. This gives Federal employees the opportunity to donate non-perishable food items to help stock local food pantries. Last year, 12 million pounds of food was collected government-wide to assist all families in need.

The campaign which began June 1st and will runs through August 31st, 2017. The Miami VA Healthcare System is participating in this campaign to assist the Department of Veterans Affairs goal of collecting non-perishable goods. All donations are greatly appreciated. Federal employees nationwide are stepping up to meet this challenge.

For more information please contact, Mr. Stephen P. Smith, Executive Director, American Veteran Food Assistance Program at 786-306-1304 or email at director.spsmith@avfap.org, or Mrs. Destiny Crayton, Interim Chair in Charge, Nutrition & Food Service Miami VA Healthcare System at (305)575-7000, ext.3070 or email at destiny.crayton@va.gov. These local champions can provide you with the location of their respective collection sites.

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