TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - U.S. Border Patrol employees with the Tucson Sector participated in the Feds Feed Families Food Drive that ran from June 27 to Sept. 6, collecting more than 20,900 pounds of food, according to a recent release.
"I am grateful for the professionalism and generosity of the men and women of the Tucson Sector. Their support demonstrates their commitment and concern for the communities in which they live and serve,"said Chief Patrol Agent Paul A. Beeson, in the release.
Working with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Tucson Sector employees helped the 2016 food drive exceed last year's 6,000 pound collection, according to the release. The food will be donated to food banks in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima and Santa Cruz counties.
Lou Medran, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona public relations manager, added, "We are truly grateful for the efforts and generosity of the Tucson Sector Border Patrol employees. Their efforts during the Feds Feed Families summer campaign help us get through the slowest part of the year for donations. It really makes a difference in our communities."