Packing Food for Virginia Youth

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Kids Cafe® is kicking it up to high gear. The prolonged economic downturn means that more students are at risk of hunger.  You can help! Get involved in your local community by assisting in the distribution of non-perishable food to afterschool programs.  Kids Cafe is seeking volunteers for our Northern Virginia warehouse every Tuesday from 1… Read more »

Three Ways To Help This Holiday Season

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Are you interested in getting involved with the Capital Area Food Bank this holiday season? Here are three easy ways to get started! 1. Donate Food -Host a food drive: download the food drive kit. -Donate to an existing food drive, check out our current campaigns. 2. Donate Time -You can volunteer at either of… Read more »

First Lady’s Fall Harvest Educates Children on Healthy Eating

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What a day!  On Wednesday, October 19th I was fortunate enough to visit the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest.  While I waited for the first lady I had the rare opportunity to look into the Oval Office and see President Obama at work, as well as watch him… Read more »

The Season of Giving

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When is the last time you went to bed hungry?  Right here in the Washington metro area, over 200,000 children are going to bed hungry each night.  We are in the midst of very challenging times and the need for the food bank and our partner agencies is greater than ever.  The holiday season is… Read more »

D.C. Farm to School Week 2010

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“It’s time for this movement to explode!  I’m very excited about what’s happening here.”- Kathleen Merrigan, USDA, on the Washington, DC Farm to School Movement The week of October 12-15 2010 marked the second annual D.C. Farm to School Week – a celebration of farm-fresh fruits and veggies in D.C. schools!  In total, 28 schools… Read more »

Food, Culture, Justice & Opportunity For All

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The Community Food Security Coalition held their 14th Annual Conference in New Orleans and the theme of the conference was “Food, Culture, Justice, The Gumbo That Unites Us All.” Food, Culture, & Justice. What does it all mean?  In a nutshell it simply means there is enough food across our great country for everyone, however, because… Read more »

Secretary Hilda Solis and Director John Berry Visit Food Bank

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Volunteers at the Capital Area Food Bank come in all colors, sizes, personalities and even professions; and it  isn’t an activity reserved for those who may have endless hours to spare.  Sometimes we even have the opportunity of working alongside high-ranking U.S. officials such as Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.  This past September we… Read more »

CANstruction 2010

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Few words can really capture the ingenuity behind CANstruction 2010.  During this annual friendly competition, area architecture and design firms created structures made entirely from canned goods hinged together with tape and cardboard. The structures were unbelievably impressive and held together for an astonishing three weeks.  On October 2nd, the various sculptures were judged by a… Read more »