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Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, August 26, 2009, during a 10 A.M. live broadcast on Federal News Radio, John Berry, Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and Julie Paradis, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service, will discuss healthy eating practices and the "Feds Feed Families" food drive from the DC Central Kitchen (DCCK).
Through the food drive initiative, federal employees in the Washington area have donated more than 83 tons of food and personal-care items to the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), the major supplier of donated goods to the DCCK and other community service organizations. Similar efforts by federal employees are taking place across the country.
During the time of the broadcast, DCCK will hold a "cook-off" contest among approximately 25 culinary students at the kitchen. The students will work in teams to prepare special meals using ingredients from area farms and organic markets; the contest will be judged by local chefs.
WHO: OPM Director John Berry
WHAT: Federal News Radio's live broadcast from the DC Central Kitchen to discuss healthy eating and "Feds Feed Families"
WHERE: 425 - 2ND Street, NW, Washington, DC
WHEN: Wednesday, August 26 (10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
Media wishing to attend the event should contact Mike Orenstein or Marcus A. Williams in OPM's Office of Communications and Public Liaison at (202) 606-2402.
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