ASC unites against hunger

NEW MEXICO—Since 2009, federal employees have shown their tremendous generosity by participating in the Feds Feed Families campaign. Feds Unite Against Hunger was the 2018 theme, and the Albuquerque Service Center did just that. ASC employees collected over 150,768 pounds of food. All donations collected went to the Roadrunner Food Bank and its network to provide food to people in need across the state of New Mexico.

The ASC consists of seven program areas and each hosted several opportunities to collect donations, including team-building events, field and warehouse gleaning events, community garden gleaning events, and popcorn exchanges. These opportunities for giving unite the ASC and provide much-needed support for our local community.

Together, we continue to make a difference one meal at a time. Next year, the ASC looks forward to beating our best donations to date.

Employees sort through food donations to prepare them for distribution.
Elaine Gonzales, Mario Troncoso, Erica Medina, Arminda DeRosa and Patrick Garcia sort through food donations and prepare them for delivery at the Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 1, 2018. The group (additional members not pictured) prepared 18,500 pounds of food for distribution. Their efforts helped feed thousands of New Mexicans. Forest Service photo by Ginger R. DeRusha.
Piles of food and commodities in a large warehouse.
Roadrunner Food Bank's warehouse, where many local employees volunteer time to sort, package and prepare food for distribution. Forest Service photo by Jennifer McDowell.