DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents throughout Del Rio Sector participated in the 5th Annual Feds Feeds Family campaign.
The Feds Feeds Family food drive is an annual event in which federal employees from around the country collect food for distribution to food banks and shelters. Since the campaign began back in 2009, federal workers have donated more than 15 million pounds of food and non-perishable items to local charities across America. In 2012 alone, more than 7 million pounds of food was donated. The campaign runs every year between June and August, as donations are needed most during the months kids are home from school.
In conjunction with the 5th Annual Feds Feeds Family campaign, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents donated more than 4,182 pounds of non-perishable food items to help the local community and charities such as the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Del Rio.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.