From now until Oct. 25, team members from NASA’s Johnson Space
Center have the opportunity to make a difference directly in our local
communities with Feds Feeds Families.
Not only are your donations appreciated, they really make a
difference. For instance, when Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area,
those same donations helped feed our own workforce and others close by who were
reeling from the overwhelming effects of the storm. In the summertime, the Galveston
County Food Bank typically sees a decrease in donations and an increase in need
(feeding families who normally receive aid with school breakfasts and lunches).
But, no matter the season, the food bank relies on our generosity year-round.
Johnson aims to collect at least 60,000 pounds of food for the Galveston County Food Bank. Think —
that amount of food roughly equals four adult elephants. But, if everyone contributes a few pounds, the goal is easily
How to Donate:
Donate food from the list of most-wanted items (reference the list
at right) into collection boxes that can be found around campus or within your
organization (especially if you want to be tallied with your org’s total count
for the friendly competition).
Food collection boxes can be found in common areas on-site, as
well as at Ellington Field, Sonny Carter Training Facility, the Jacobs building
and MRI Technologies.
If you don’t want to bother dragging in pounds of donations, the
virtual kind is also welcome. Visit a food bank website (such as the Galveston County Food Bank) for more information: https://www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
A little friendly competition never hurts … and it just may help a whole lot.
All donations will be weighed and tracked by Johnson’s Feds Feeds
Campaign chair. Virtual food donations made online will be converted and added to
the final tallies, with each organization reporting results to senior staff.
May the best organization(s) — but really, the food bank — win!
Stuff the Truck:
The campaign will end with a convenient stuff-the-truck event at
Gilruth Center on Friday, Oct. 25, for last-minute drive-by donations straight
into a large food bank truck. If, by chance, you want to wait to donate … there
will still be ample opportunity.
In the meantime, scour your pantries, itemize your grocery lists
and start planning. It took a team to get NASA to the Moon — and it will take
the same to feed local communities in need.