30 Things Our Board Chair Loves About the Capital Area Food Bank

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In honor of the CAFB’s 30th Anniversary, I’ve come up with the 30 things I love about the food bank: Our dedicated staff.  A lot of people work for a paycheck.  These people work for a cause, and one they truly believe in. Our board of directors.  I am often amazed at the time, effort and energy… Read more »

Meeting Increasing Food Assistance Demand in Ward 8

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Each Wednesday from Noon-1pm and each Thursday from 7-8 pm, the food pantry at Paramount Baptist Church distributes food to those struggling with hunger in DC’s Ward 8.  Pantry Director, Susie Harris, says that there pantry is needed now more than ever.  The number of households she serves doubled in 2009.  In 2008, they served… Read more »

Volunteers Needed to Expand our Mobile Food Pantry Program

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The Capital Area Food Bank is expanding its Mobile Food Pantry program to serve more individuals and get those individuals more food. We are in need of volunteers to help us kick off this expanded program. Last year, our Mobile Food Pantries distributed 6.8 million pounds of fresh produce to low-income seniors, families, and individuals…. Read more »

Eat.Drink.Dance…Change Lives

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Chances are if you have been in the D.C. area for a while, then you’ve probably attended at least one black tie affair.  But have you ever been to a ball where you can throw on your favorite pair of jeans and still get the experience of a formal event?  Whether it’s your Seven’s or… Read more »

DelCor Technology Solutions Delivers Pounds

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After the record winter we experienced this year, spring is most welcome! But springtime also signals a distressing trend – when food donations start to drop. We at DelCor have accepted the challenge to help the food bank combat this phenomenon, along with our partners and clients throughout the association and nonprofit community. Right now,… Read more »

Farm to School at the food bank

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What business does the Capital Area Food Bank have improving the quality of school meals in Washington, DC?  Actually, quite a bit!  It’s certainly an exciting time for school meal reform here in the nation’s capital, and the food bank is excited to be involved. The Capital Area Food Bank distributes food, but it also… Read more »

Dedicated drivers

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Neither snow nor icy roads kept our drivers from delivering their loads.  Our two Food For Kids drivers had plenty of challenges last week after the region’s recent snowstorms left roads in poor condition and sidewalks blocked.  Despite the demanding circumstances, our drivers know how important it is to get their deliveries out each week…. Read more »

From the Ground Up: Planting Ideas for Local Growth

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Amidst all this snow and ice, I can’t believe I’m thinking about all things leafy and green! But, it is that time again when we invite all Capital Area Food Bank agencies to submit an application for the 2010 FGU Fresh Produce Grant—the program that sends participating agencies out to Clagett Farm to pick up… Read more »