Department of Energy Sponsors Food Drive July 15-31

The Department of Energy is again participating in the “Feds Feed Families” food drive this year. The DOE encourages its federal employees to volunteer by collecting much-needed food for those in need. Since the program began in 2009 more than 15.2 million pounds of food and other non-perishable items have been donated to support families across America.

At Jefferson Lab, the Thomas Jefferson Site Office (TJSO) will be collecting donations from its federal employees – to benefit the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula.  There is no expectation of Jefferson Lab employee participation in this program, although anyone wishing to contribute may do so.

If interested, items most needed include: canned meats (fish, ham, chicken, beef stew, etc.), canned fruits and vegetables, complete meals (boxed meals, pasta and sauce, mac and cheese, etc.), boxed cereals, rice, granola bars, peanut butter, and hygiene products (shampoo, tooth paste, deodorant, soap, diapers). Please don't bring items in glass containers.

Marked donation boxes for non-perishable food items will be located in the CEBAF Center lobby from July 15-31.

For more information on Feds Feed Families, please go to their website at:

Feds Feed Families or contact Steve Neilson at ext. 7215.