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    Media Advisory

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Contact: Jennifer Dorsey
    Tel: 202-606-2402

    OPM, CHCO Council, Congressional Leaders, USDA and DOD to Launch Third Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive

    Washington, DC - On Thursday, May 26, 2011 U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director John Berry, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan and other agency leaders, along with members of the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council will launch the third annual Feds Feed Families (FFF) nationwide food drive.

    The event will announce this year's partnerships and the new nationwide goal. Last year the food drive raised 1.7 million pounds of non-perishable goods for food banks across the country, exceeding the goal by 500,000 pounds.

    What:      2011 Feds Feed Families Food Drive Kick Off

    Who:      John Berry, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
                    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
                    Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
                    Pat Tamburrino, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy and CHCO
                    Members of the CHCO Council

    When:    Thursday, May 26, 2011, 11:00 a.m.

    Where:   Capital Area Food Bank
                    645 Taylor Street, NE 
                    Washington, DC 20017

    Media wishing to attend the event should contact OPM's Office of Communications and Public Liaison at 202-606-2402.

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