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Oak Ridge DOE collects food for Second Harvest
Oak Ridge DOE collects food for Second Harvest

Hundreds of East Tennessee families will have food on their tables, thanks to the Oak Ridge office of the Department of Energy. The DOE collected more than 11,000 pounds of food as part of this year's Feds Feed Families campaign.

It's the third year the Oak Ridge office has taken part in the national drive.

DOE employees say they're happy to give back to the community.

"I personally think it's a really good idea because a lot of times people think that the Department of Energy kind of segregates itself from the community here in Oak Ridge, and this is just one of the things we do to make sure that we're a part of the community, and that everything we do is for the betterment of the community," said Aaron White, DOE environmental scientist.

Second Harvest says the DOE's donation is enough for about 10,000 meals. Most of the food should be distributed across East Tennessee by the end of the week.

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