Office of Environmental Management

Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Donates Nine Tons of Food for Local Families

October 31, 2017

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Fluor Federal Services interns drop off the Paducah Site’s donated food for the 2017 Feds Feed Families food drive.
Fluor Federal Services interns drop off the Paducah Site’s donated food for the 2017 Feds Feed Families food drive.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The annual Feds Feed Families food drive held by EM's Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) and its contractors yielded almost nine tons of food for people in need this year.

   The 17,998 pounds of non-perishable items were distributed through many charities and food banks for the region’s disadvantaged families. The food was provided in three major drop-offs during summer months when donations traditionally run low.  

   "Thanks to everyone who contributed food items and deliveries and otherwise supported this cause, because you have made it a success," PPPO's Dee Powell told her Portsmouth Site colleagues after dropping off their final load at a southern Ohio food pantry. 

Left to right, the Portsmouth Site’s Bryan Davis and Robert Henry, and contractor Restoration Services Inc.’s Abigail Parish take part in a Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office contest for the 2017 Feds Feed Families food drive.
Left to right, the Portsmouth Site’s Bryan Davis and Robert Henry, and contractor Restoration Services Inc.’s Abigail Parish take part in a Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office contest for the 2017 Feds Feed Families food drive.
Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office’s Paula Rhea (right) and Kearney Ackermann of contractor Mid-America Conversion Services top off a load of Lexington’s donations for the 2017 Feds Feed Families food drive.
Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office’s Paula Rhea (right) and Kearney Ackermann of contractor Mid-America Conversion Services top off a load of Lexington’s donations for the 2017 Feds Feed Families food drive.

   Each of PPPO's three locations participated, with the Portsmouth Site in Ohio distributing 9,111 pounds of food; the Paducah Site in Kentucky with 7,124 pounds; and the project office in Lexington, Kentucky with 1,763 pounds.

   "What a difference we can make when we come together as a group for a common goal," PPPO drive coordinator Susan Sparks said after the final delivery.