United We Serve Program Promoted

Key areas are education, health, energy and environment.

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, in Ohio Monday, took part in the Obama Administration's 'United We Serve' initiative by visiting the Cleveland Foodbank and touring the facility. While there, Merrigan announced that the food bank has received almost 3 million pounds of USDA entitlement and bonus foods through the Emergency Food Assistance Program.


The purpose of the 'United We Serve' initiative is to include volunteerism and community service activities into the daily lives of all Americans in order to strengthen the nation's foundation of service, one community at a time. The 'United We Serve' summer initiative runs through the National Day of Service and remembrance on September 11.


The President's call to participate in this program focuses on four key areas where everyone can have a continuing impact in their community: education, health, energy and the environment and community renewal. All Americans can create new service projects; find service projects in their communities and to share stories about projects that are making a difference by visiting www.serve.gov.

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