The Governor’s Bowl Challenge is an important way to address hunger issues facing Virginians.
Proposed cuts to the Farm Bill could reduce funding for many of the programs that the food bank supports.
Urban gardening in the Washington metro area is on the rise. According to the Neighborhood Farm Initiative 2010 census, there are 36 community gardens in DC.
It’s National Burger Month and the new Bobby’s Burger Palace on K Street, NW is celebrating by donating one dollar to the Capital Area Food Bank for every Crunch Burger sold.
“Food deserts” are areas where it’s hard to find places to purchase or acquire affordable, healthy food. Surprisingly, this is a big problem in the Washington metro area. According to the Food Desert Locator, the northeast and southeast sections of the District of Columbia have many such areas. Food deserts are also prevalent in Montgomery… Read more »
The 9th Annual Blue Jeans Ball, a major charity event benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank, arrives Sunday, April 22 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. In a recent WUSA Channel 9 interview with J.C. Hayward, Lynn Brantley, President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank, talked about the importance of relieving hunger in… Read more »
Hey Virginia, get ready to compete. Next month, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, kick off the Governor’s Bowl Competition to raise food and funds for Virginia food banks. The competition pits Virginia state offices and businesses against each other to see who can raise the most food. All across America… Read more »
The Third Annual iFaith Golf Cup will take place on April 16 at Lake Presidential Golf Club, a premier Washington area golf course. There are spots for well over forty players on two-person teams. Players will compete on behalf of their home churches. There are two ways you can compete in this great event. First,… Read more »
When we find a successful solution, we stick with it for a long time. Are there other uses for the things we have in place? By combining successful solutions and new ideas, we can do even more to help others. Communities across the U.S. devise creative solutions to provide people in need with access to… Read more »
Food banks survive thanks to the help and hard work of warehouse volunteers. They come for a variety of reasons and have diverse backgrounds yet unite to help end hunger in the Washington metro area. These volunteers are the driving force behind our food distribution and allow us to feed thousands daily. On arrival, volunteers… Read more »