Dramatic Increase in Hunger, Study Reveals

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Hunger in America 2010, the most comprehensive study examining emergency food assistance was released today by the Capital Area Food Bank and Feeding America.  Not surprising, the number of people in the Washington metro area has increased significantly – 25 percent, since 2006. The CAFB is now serving over 478,000 people through a network of… Read more »

A Beacon of Light for the Blind

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“Can you guys smell and hear the sizzle? If it’s sizzling, that means that the vegetables still need to cook.” Chef Mitch was describing the cooking process to a room full of Operation Frontline participants. But this was no ordinary class—this was an extraordinary group at the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind in the Eating… Read more »

Washington Post Editorial

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This editorial ran in the Washington Post on Monday, January 18, 2010 30 cheers for the Food Bank Monday, January 18, 2010; A16 Washington Post MIXED EMOTIONS accompany the 30th anniversary of the founding of Washington’s Capital Area Food Bank. There is, of course, gratitude to an organization that has done so much to make… Read more »

CAFB at 30: Hunger, History and Hope

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First, we’d like to send our heartfelt prayers to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.  We are deeply saddened by the disaster and are looking into ways that we might be of assistance. This year, the Capital Area Food Bank will commemorate 30 years of service to Washington metro area.  As we enter another year… Read more »

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

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Whether you live in the city or suburbs, someone in your community is struggling to provide their family with enough nourishment. Share the Harvest Gift Project is an effort to provide healthy, local produce to your neighbors in need. Share the Harvest is an innovative collaboration between the Capital Area Food Bank and the Chesapeake… Read more »

Kids from Operation Frontline program tour the White House Kitchen Garden!

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Who would have thought that children would be as thrilled to eat raw vegetables as the group of 11 kids who recently graduated from the Capital Area Food Bank’s 6-week Operation Frontline Kids Up Front cooking & nutrition education program?  Operation Frontline’s fun, hands-on, cooking-centered approach to food certainly changes minds, hearts and taste buds… Read more »

Food2Feed 2009 Delivers Big!

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Last Thursday, the greater Washington, DC community joined WHUR, Giant, SunTrust, Verizon and McDonald’s for another Food2Feed campaign. It was an all day event at the Old Post Office Pavilion on 12th and Penn that generated $70,000 to feed families at risk of hunger this Thanksgiving!  We salute each person and organization that donated food… Read more »