Volunteers Making a World of Difference

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I want to take a moment to thank the 12,000 + volunteers that supported the Capital Area Food Bank over the last year!  Our volunteers make a huge difference at the food bank and their support is critical to our ability to reach our mission. This summer we held our first-ever Volunteer Appreciation event, which gave… Read more »

An AmeriCorps Member’s Reflections

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A goodbye message from our AmeriCorps Patrick O’Leary. Patrick helped to bring Operation Frontine, a six-week cooking and nutrition class that teaches skills and knowledge about eating healthy on a budget. It is hard to believe that almost an entire year has gone by since I first arrived at the Capital Area Food Bank.  Since… Read more »

Feds Get Fit While Feeding Families

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(Photo courtesy of Timothy Grant, OPM). For the second year in a row, Federal Employees have come together to collect nonperishable food donations for individuals and families nationwide.  The Feds Feed Families Food Drive is a summer long initiative led by the Office of Personnel Management and the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. The Capital… Read more »

Bountiful Harvest Fundraising Breakfast

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Please join Lynn Brantley, the Board and staff of the Capital Area Food Bank for our 3rd Annual Bountiful Harvest Fundraising Breakfast, September 22nd at 8:30 am at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. This is a free one-hour event showcasing how we “Nourish our Community,” in addition to our plans to increase the quality and… Read more »

Filling the Gap

by & filed under Food Distributions, Kids, Public Policy, Uncategorized.

In the District of Columbia, nearly one in two children is at risk of hunger; and over 200,000 children under 18 in the Washington metro region struggle to get enough food to eat.  While children have access to food during the school year and at some afterschool programs, such as Kids Cafe®, what happens during… Read more »

Every Day ServSafe

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Three weeks ago, partner organizations came together to attend Every Day ServSafe.  The original 8-16 hour food safety course was developed by the National Restaurant Association and gears lessons towards food service operations in restaurants.  Information within the original ServSafe course is really dense and really specific. . . there is an entire chapter dedicated… Read more »

DC Student Brings Produce to DC Schools

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This is the story of a rising D.C. high school senior’s experience volunteering with the D.C. Farm to School Network, a program of the Capital Area Food Bank that works to get more healthy, local foods into D.C. schools.  Bella Herold volunteered during a special event – Strawberries & Salad Greens – when the Network… Read more »

Holy Camole! What Do I Do with All of This Zucchini?

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At the Capital Area Food Bank we can take donations of fresh produce anytime between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. Drive up, dash in, drop off, fill out a 2 minute donation form, and you are off! There is no schedule or advanced notice required. It’s that easy!