The Capital Area Food Bank was founded on the values of great trailblazers, including current President and CEO Lynn Brantley and food bank Co-Founder Mildred J. Brooks, among many others. The food bank’s response to the Washington metro area’s rising hunger crisis is made possible by our generous community supporters who helped us expand into our new food distribution center.
The demand for emergency food across the metro region is greater than ever and our partner agencies have confided that doing more with less is their standard operating procedure. To help partner agencies and other organizations find creative solutions to increased demands, the food bank is hosting its annual Northern Virginia Hunger Summit on Friday, September 28.
The one-day summit, themed Think Local, Act Local, will help partner agencies incorporate nutrition into their feeding programs and offer distribution techniques. Keynote speaker Emily Engelhard, director of social policy research at Feeding America, will suggest ways for partners to leverage their “Map the Meal Gap” initiative and use the research.
Hundreds of leaders across the region have already signed up, so register today. Together, we can work to ensure that everyone has enough food to eat. For additional questions, please contact David Poms at (202) 644-9860.