ALEXANDRIA, Va. (11/16/15)--National Credit Union Administration staff donated 153,752 pounds of food in 2015 for Feds Feed Families, an increase of 65% from 2014.
NCUA’s 2015 donation is the equivalent of the take-off weight of a Boeing 737, two adult humpback whales, 44 Toyota Camrys, 2,795 English bulldogs or 20,501 average newborns.
“It’s wonderful that NCUA’s contribution grew so strongly, but the important point is that thousands of people will have meals they might well have missed. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes life a little easier for people in need,” NCUA Chair Debbie Matz said.
Donations from agency’s central office employees went to the Capital Area Food Bank, which serves more than 540,000 people annually. Food banks around the country benefited from contributions by the agency’s regional offices.
NCUA’s Region V office, in Tempe, Ariz., again led the agency by contributing 18,378 pounds of food. The largest contribution in the agency’s Central Office came from the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, with 3,537 pounds of food donated.
The seventh annual Feds Feed Families food drive ran from July 15 to Oct. 2, resulting in donations of more than 17 million pounds of food and other non-perishable items.
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