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 »

School Food Pantries Launch in D.C. and Maryland

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The Capital Area Food Bank recently launched two food pantries that will provide free groceries to families at a place that is familiar, accessible and has a strong presence in the community – local schools. I can still remember rushing home from elementary school, eager for the programming on TV, running around with neighborhood friends,… Read more »

The $16 Bag

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  How many meals can you make for $16? This is a question that may cause many of us to scratch our heads and think.  But for our clients who use SNAP benefits to stretch their food dollars, the answer might just mean their next meal. This is why the food bank’s Nutrition Education Department… Read more »

FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES FOR ALL: JOIN THE FOOD BANK’S CAMPAIGN

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Today, as we celebrate the first day of spring, the Capital Area Food Bank is making a renewed commitment to provide fresh, nutritious fruit and vegetables to members of our community who are experiencing hunger – many for the first time.   Addressing the need for healthier food in our community, we are issuing an urgent… Read more »

Grow a Row, Grow Your Community

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Whether you’re a master gardener or a terrified newcomer to backyard gardening (like me), you can help the Capital Area Food Bank relieve hunger with your extra squash and tomatoes. The Grow a Row program connects D.C., Virginia and Maryland gardeners with CAFB partner organizations in their neighborhoods, creating “produce partnerships” that bring more nutritious… Read more »