Announcement of the 2016 Feds Feed Families Food Drive - Message from the ASD-M&RA

Over the last seven years, through the extraordinary effort of Federal and DoD employees, the Feds Feed Families Food Drive, has made a difference in the lives of those who use local food banks. In the National Capital Region, the Capital Area Food Bank receives these collections and distributes them through its network of more than 500 partner organizations. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy has historically served as chair and is prepared to do so again this year, with their Chief of Staff, Ms. Valerie Thompson, as the Drive's "Champion." Organizations across the Department look forward to this event each year, and we anticipate another record-breaking round of donations!

"Together we CAN fight hunger, Donate what you CAN to help!"

Our Mission

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness responsible for overall supervision of Total Force manpower, personnel, and reserve affairs.