Each year, millions of Americans turn to food banks and food pantries for emergency food assistance. On a daily basis, one-in-seven adults and one-in-five children face food insecurity in our Nation. During the summer months – when demand increases and donations traditionally decline – our support of our neighbors and communities in need is even more important. To help meet this critical need, I am pleased to announce the Department of Energy’s (DOE) participation in the 2019 Feds Feed Families (FFF) Food Drive, which will run through August 9th.
Through the amazing generosity of Federal employees like you, the Feds Feed Families program has collected nearly 80 million pounds of food since the campaign began in 2009. Last year alone, more than 10 million pounds were donated and provided to food banks and pantries, across America. This year, DOE’s goal is to collect 70,000 pounds of perishable and non-perishable items, to help individuals and families in need.
Feds Feed Families is a voluntary effort undertaken by Federal agencies and employees throughout the country to collect and donate food for those in need through:
• Donations of non-perishable food items into a designated FFF collection box in the workplace
• Donations of surplus fresh food from your gardens directly to a participating local food pantry
• Gleaning, or clearing fields and warehouses of unused produce, at FFF gleaning events (perishable goods) on employee’s personal time
The most up-to-date information on Feds Feeds Families can be found on the National Feds Feeds Families website, which is maintained by the USDA: https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/initiatives/feds-feed-families.
The Office of Environmental Management (EM) will be leading the Department’s efforts, and EM’s Melody Bell will serve as the Department’s Chair of the 2019 FFF campaign and coordinate DOE’s national program. The true leaders of this effort are our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer or nominate an employee in your office to serve as your organization’s champion for this year’s campaign, please email DOE FFF Chair, Melody Bell at Melody.Bell@em.doe.gov and the DOE Feeds Family Inbox at DOEFeedsFamilies1@Hq.Doe.Gov .
Thank you for the work you do to help our local communities. We look forward to another exciting and successful DOE Feds Feed Families campaign to fight hunger! As this year’s FFF motto says, “Do Right and Feed Everyone.”
Secretary Rick Perry
The Oregon Trail Adventure
Sponsored by the Associates
Employee BBQ Luncheon
August 15, 2019 – Woodie Guthrie Circle - 11am to 1pm
Choose one of two meal options:
Option 1) – BBQ Chicken and Ribs - $10.00
Option 2) – BBQ Vegetarian - $8.00
Both options include: Asian Kale Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Grilled Veggies
Soda or Bottled Water and dessert!
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-sale tickets online before June 28th
Your receipt is your ticket. Please print and present your receipt at the luncheon.
If you need additional information, feel free to email: Associates@bpa.gov or
contact : Tiffany Newton (360) 418-2859, Marcella Renner (503) 230-5136 or Kim Butler (503) 230-3841
Applications must be postmarked by April 29, 2019
or hand delivered to one of the
Scholarship Committee members by May 2, 2019
See application for details:
Sponsored by: The Associates and Associates Foundation
APPLICATION and AGREEMENT
The Associates Craft Fair
Thursday, December 6 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018 10am-2:30pm
Application Due Date:
Current Vendors: Sept 21, 2018 (If you wish to be considered for previous location)
New Vendors: Oct 5, 2018
About the Associate Craft Fair
The Associates Craft Fair has been providing locally made crafts since 1991.
This event has become a tradition enjoyed by both artisans, federal employees, and the community.
The Northwest Federal Employee Association, also know as ‘The Associates’, The Associates is a charitable organization that provides outreach to its local community to donate cash, medical equipment, collects food for those in need, awards scholarships, and give holiday gifts foster children.
The Associates will provide 1 table and 2 chairs
Size of the table 30" x 60"- Each vendor can have 1 table to sell their product
Two tables @ 30" x 60" will be provided IF space is available
The table space size and location will be provided to you about month prior to the event.
Vendor booth space is limited to 48” x 72” (table and space directly behind table) for one table or 48” x 148” for two tables
Vendors are limited to this space for their display, storage, seating, etc.
Please do not rearrange tables or move outside of the space as tables are set-up in accordance with facilities, safety, and ADA requirements
Please plan accordingly to use the table space that is provided for you.
1 table 30" x 60" in Room 122 is 10% of sales
1 table 30" x 60" in Hallway is 15% of sales
The Associates will NO longer be providing WiFi to vendors.
Vendors are expected to provide their own WiFi or data plan for their credit card sales.
Load In and Out times
All merchandise will need to be delivered to Bonneville Power Administration on the Tuesday prior to the event.
Bonneville Power is a Federal Secure building and all merchandise will need to be inspected.
Exact load-in location and time will be provided to you about a month in advance of the event.
905 Northeast 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232
Please see below to select a time
NO Product shall arrive the day of the events
Bring everything that you will need/want to sell on Tuesday during your scheduled load-in time.