Mother’s Day is Over But Many Mothers Are Struggling to Feed Families

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  This past weekend, many celebrated and paid tribute to their mothers, but for thousands of mothers in the National Capital Region, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Since 2006, hunger in the Washington metro area has increased 25 percent and over 641,000 residents are struggling to get enough food to eat.  After rent, transportation and… Read more »

Help Needed in Volunteer Programs!

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Volunteers are the backbone of the Capital Area Food Bank.  They save the organization time and money by filling essential roles and enabling us to annually distribute nearly 30 million pounds of food to more than 478,000 people.  As we move into the summer months, the increase in the availability of volunteers has resulted in the need… Read more »

Everyone Deserves Fresh Produce

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The CAFB is making a renewed commitment to provide fresh, nutritious produce to members of our community who are experiencing hunger – many for the first time.   We are issuing an urgent appeal for your support to help us increase the amount of fresh produce we distribute to our more than 700 partner agencies. The goal… Read more »

Sharing Experiences

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Each spring and fall the Food For Kids team organizes Community Forums for the Kids Cafe® and Weekend Bag site leaders that run these children’s food programs.  Fifty-nine site leaders participated in the latest round of Community Forums held on March 24th & 25th.  Special thanks go to Allen Chapel AME Church and Fairlington Community… Read more »

Move For Hunger

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On Friday, March 18th Adam Lowy and Jason Taetsch from Move For Hunger visited the Capital Area Food Bank!  Founded by the Lowy Family, Move For Hunger – a nonprofit organization that links local moving companies with food banks – encourages clients to donate unopened food during the moving process and offers to deliver their… Read more »