Two judges from Food Network’s “Chopped” recently visited the P Street Whole Foods Market to purchase food for the Capital Area Food Bank. Chefs Marc Murphy and Amanda Freitag, in partnership with Share Our Strength and Whole Foods, shopped and collected food to help raise awareness of childhood hunger in America.
My colleague, Brian Banks, and I even chipped in and helped load the Food Network truck with the donated products. Through the initiative, the CAFB received the following items:
- 1,800 bags of rice
- 2,900 cans of tuna
- 8,600 cans of vegetables
- 11,500 cans of beans
- 1,400 jars of peanut butter
- 15,600 diapers
- 2,200 cans of soup
As part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, the Food Network is hosting food drives in Washington, D.C., areas of Baltimore and Philadelphia and will deliver 135,000 meals to those areas. Throughout the holiday season, Food Network trucks will stop at local Whole Foods Markets to collect customer donations.
It is because of community partners like Whole Foods, Food Network and Share Our Strength, that the Capital Area Food Bank is able to feed the thousands of families, children and seniors struggling to get enough food to eat.