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 »

Working Together Makes Outreach a SNAP!

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I spend a lot of time at county social services offices and see families of every size, shape and kind.  In addition to their need for assistance, one common bond that many families share is confusion about the rules of the programs they’re applying for, frustration with the overall process and the often very crowded conditions of… Read more »

Local Fitness Company Hosts Food Drive for CAFB

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Local personal training company The Body You Want is hosting a protein drive for the CAFB.  Owner Josef Brandenburg believes that this is a perfect time for people to get in shape while helping those in need. Brandenburg is asking the community to bring non-perishable protein to 1070 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW.  The Body You… Read more »

In the Words of a Volunteer Weekend Leader…

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After working as a Weekend Volunteer Leader for the past seven months, Volunteer Programs invited me to share my experience on the CAFB Blog.   Ironically, working in the warehouse never occurred to me when I initially contacted the CAFB last summer in response to a posting for someone to train others in using spreadsheets.  At… Read more »

Weekend Bag: Filling Bellies…and Much More

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Article provided by Meleah Boyle, MD Kids Cafe /Weekend Bag Coordinator.  Because so many children in the Washington Metro area rely on the meals distributed at school as a critical part of their health and nutrition, they are often left at risk of hunger over the weekend.  The Weekend Bag Program is intended to fill… Read more »

Calling The Hunger Lifeline…

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This blog post was submitted by the food bank’s Hunger Lifeline Coordinator, Chelsea Foster.  Mr. B lives in a small apartment on Georgia Avenue.  He lives with his wife, daughter and newborn granddaughter.  The presence of a new baby has put an additional strain on the family’s resources to the point where they no longer… Read more »