School Food Pantries Launch in D.C. and Maryland

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The Capital Area Food Bank recently launched two food pantries that will provide free groceries to families at a place that is familiar, accessible and has a strong presence in the community – local schools. I can still remember rushing home from elementary school, eager for the programming on TV, running around with neighborhood friends,… Read more »

The $16 Bag

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  How many meals can you make for $16? This is a question that may cause many of us to scratch our heads and think.  But for our clients who use SNAP benefits to stretch their food dollars, the answer might just mean their next meal. This is why the food bank’s Nutrition Education Department… Read more »


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Today, as we celebrate the first day of spring, the Capital Area Food Bank is making a renewed commitment to provide fresh, nutritious fruit and vegetables to members of our community who are experiencing hunger – many for the first time.   Addressing the need for healthier food in our community, we are issuing an urgent… Read more »

Grow a Row, Grow Your Community

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Whether you’re a master gardener or a terrified newcomer to backyard gardening (like me), you can help the Capital Area Food Bank relieve hunger with your extra squash and tomatoes. The Grow a Row program connects D.C., Virginia and Maryland gardeners with CAFB partner organizations in their neighborhoods, creating “produce partnerships” that bring more nutritious… Read more »

Peace Corps Celebrates 50 Years with CAFB!

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On Tuesday, March 1, 500 Peace Corps volunteers went out into the Washington metro area to volunteer their time to various organizations in celebration of their 50th anniversary.  The Capital Area Food Bank was honored to host over 75 of those volunteers in both our Washington, D.C. and Lorton facilities.   In addition to the volunteers, we were… Read more »

Riding with the Mobile Food Pantry Program Team

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Blog Post written by Mary Dancy, Individual Giving Assistant. Working as a part-time staff in the development office of the Capital Area Food Bank does not often provide an opportunity for me to visit some of our many programs to see how they operate. The Mobile Food Pantry Program is one such program.  It conducts outreach… Read more »

Local Restaurants for Local Kids Fundraiser – March 3rd, 2011

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On Thursday March, 3rd, 2011, portions of proceeds from some of the best farm-to-table restaurants in Washington, D.C. will go to the D.C. Farm to School Network!  Enjoy a night out and support two good causes – locally-owned restaurants that source from farms nearby, AND the D.C. Farm to School Network, which connects D.C. schools… Read more »