Three weeks ago, partner organizations came together to attend Every Day ServSafe. The original 8-16 hour food safety course was developed by the National Restaurant Association and gears lessons towards food service operations in restaurants. Information within the original ServSafe course is really dense and really specific. . . there is an entire chapter dedicated… Read more »
This is the story of a rising D.C. high school senior’s experience volunteering with the D.C. Farm to School Network, a program of the Capital Area Food Bank that works to get more healthy, local foods into D.C. schools. Bella Herold volunteered during a special event – Strawberries & Salad Greens – when the Network… Read more »
At the Capital Area Food Bank we can take donations of fresh produce anytime between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. Drive up, dash in, drop off, fill out a 2 minute donation form, and you are off! There is no schedule or advanced notice required. It’s that easy!
In the Washington D.C. Area, one in five children is at risk of experiencing hunger; that is over 200,000 children. Many families rely on school breakfast and lunch throughout the school year to feed their children. With most schools out on summer vacation, families seek other sources of support. In response to this need, Four… Read more »
Every week, a representative from Waterpenny Farm in Rappahannock County delivers CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares to the Capital Area Food Bank’s Lorton Branch. In addition to the shares community members receive, shares are donated to the food bank. These shares provide varied, locally grown produce that greatly subsidizes the fresh produce ordinarily available at… Read more »
Local lettuce and berries for school lunch being prepared at CentroNIA If you walked into a D.C. school cafeteria on June 3rd 2010, you may have been surprised at what you saw on students’ trays! Over 150 schools in DC featured fresh, locally-grown strawberries and salad greens as a part of their school lunches. This… Read more »
It’s summertime, and children are out of school. As fun as summer break can be, it leaves many children who rely on school breakfast and lunch programs at greater risk of hunger. We need to get the word out about free meals available this summer. Many sites in our community are already running the Summer… Read more »
Here’s a look into the some of the daily activities of the Capital Area Food Bank warehouse staff.
Nutrition Education served up My Pyramid Salsa at the Whole Foods 5% Day on May 26th. My Pyramid Salsa is a basic mixture 2, 24 ounce jars of salsa, 1 can of corn (drained and rinsed), 1 can of diced peaches (drained and rinsed), 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed), and 1 ½… Read more »
For the second year, the garden at Children of Mine in Southeast D.C. is thriving. This collaboration of From the Ground Up in the Community and Children of Mine teaches children in urban areas about the importance of healthy eating, nutrition and growing fresh produce. To kick-off our summer healthy eating series of recipes, below… Read more »