NCUA Executive among Top Three Contributors in Entire Federal Government
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 15, 2014) – The U.S. Agriculture Department today acknowledged the National Credit Union Administration’s contribution to the annual Feds Feed Families food drive by recognizing Todd M. Harper, NCUA’s Director of Public and Congressional Affairs, as one of the top three individual contributors among all federal employees nationwide.
“This recognition speaks volumes about NCUA’s staff and the creativity, enthusiasm and teamwork that made this year’s food drive a big success,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “This effort was driven by Todd Harper who chaired NCUA’s food drive this year. We all know it takes a village, but it also takes a leader, and Todd’s leadership inspired the rest of the agency to give to those in need. I couldn’t be prouder of the agency and thank Todd for his inspirational leadership.”
In total, NCUA employees donated 92,950 pounds of food—more than four times the amount donated the previous year—during the 2014 drive. USDA recognized Harper and other agencies and individuals at a ceremony this morning. Harper personally contributed 6,070 pounds of food.
Harper and three other NCUA employees—Region V Supervision Director Kimberly Twieg, Examination and Insurance Director Larry Fazio and Examination and Insurance Deputy Director Tim Segerson—each donated more than 4,000 pounds of food this summer. Twieg donated 5,000 pounds of food, while Fazio and Segerson each gave 4,200 pounds.
NCUA staff gave enough food to provide 55 people with three meals a day for an entire year. Food banks around the country benefited from the agency’s contributions. Donations from agency Central Office employees went to the Capital Area Food Bank and included whole-grain foods, canned fruits and vegetables, soups and stews, baking goods and baby food.
The sixth annual Feds Feed Families food drive ran June 1–Aug. 27, 2014. This year, federal workers donated a record 14.8 million pounds of food and other non-perishable items to support families in need across America.
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