Wing donates to Feds Feed Families
By 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 22, 2016
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
Feds Feed Families drop off locations at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are available through August 31.
“We have about one more week to make a difference in people's lives and to be there for our nation again like we have always been,” said Staff Sgt. Terrell Phillips, of the 45th Contracting Squadron, who is organizing the collection of donations for the 45th Space Wing. “I hope as people pass the boxes with the Feds Feed Families logo on the side they will take an opportunity to pay forward the blessing by placing something in the box for families in need.”
Suggested items to donate include the following:
- Canned Foods (fruits, vegetables, soups, and high fiber foods)
- Condiments (tomato based sauces)
- Baking goods (e.g., flour, sugar baking soda, boxed mixes)
- Hygiene items (e.g, diapers, deodorant, toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, feminine products)
Donation boxes can be found at the entrances of the following Patrick AFB locations:
- Army and Air Force Exchange
- AAFES Shoppette
- Manatee Cove Golf Course
- Airman and Family Readiness Center
- 45th Space Wing Headquarters building
On Cape Canaveral Air Force Station collection points are located at the front entrance of the AAFES Shoppette, Subway and the Pass and ID Section/Visitors Center. There is also a box on the stage at the south end of the bay in Hangar F.
On June 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture kicked off the 8th annual government-wide Feds Feed Families. According to their website, the campaign was launched in 2009 as part of President Obama's United We Serve campaign and has collected nearly 57.2 million pounds of food for those in need since it started.
For more information on the 45th SW’s support to this campaign, please contact Staff Sgt. Terrell Phillips at (321) 494-0039 or Tech. Sgt. Wayne Monget at (321) 494-2008.