It’s summertime and for many that means vacations at the beach, time off from work and fun in the sun. For over 670,000 residents in the Washington metro region, however, the focus is not on vacation but where their next meal will come from.
For the Capital Area Food Bank, summer is generally a slow donation period but with the help of community partners like the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT), the food bank is able to meet increased demand. The NASFT selected the CAFB to be the recipient of their upcoming annual Fancy Food Show on June 19, and will donate over 150,000 pounds of food that will help feed families, children, seniors and individuals struggling to get enough food to eat.
While the donation is generous, it will take a significant amount of volunteers to help reclaim the donated food and the CAFB needs your help! Approximately 100 volunteers have already been recruited. But without the assistance of additional volunteers, the food bank will have to turn down some of the donated food, which means a child not sitting down to dinner or a senior going without food.
Please come out and help the food bank collect food on Tuesday, June 19 from 2 – 8 PM at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Help feed our neighbors in need and sign up to volunteer.