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 »

Social Media Helps CAFB Attract New Supporters

by & filed under Food Distributions, Uncategorized, Volunteering.

Over the past year, you may have noticed significant changes to our website – blogging, online donations, event registration, easier navigation and even a volunteer calendar!  Did you know we have a Facebook page?  Thanks to generous support from the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation, the food bank has finally entered the world… Read more »

CAFB Community Partners

by & filed under Education & Training, From the President & CEO.

Fall is upon us and the days are getting shorter.  Although the season’s change, the needs of our neighbors struggling to get enough food to eat remains constant.  The need for the Capital Area Food Bank and our partner agencies is greater than ever.  We are thankful to all of our community partners that have… Read more »

The Platinum Wedding

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On the morning of Friday, September 17, 2010 I woke up not wanting to attend what I assumed to be just another conference.  I knew that receiving a personal invite to attend D.C.’s Department of Human Services, Income Maintenance Administration’s 15th Annual Food Stamp Payment Accuracy Conference, was an honor and privilege that few outsiders get.  I… Read more »

2010 Northern Virginia Hunger Summit

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Today the food bank is holding its Annual Northern Virginia Hunger Summit, which provides interactive forums for individuals and organizations that offer feeding programs or other social services.  The summit will feature the enlightening Bridges Out of Poverty series, a two-part series based on the book of the same name by Dr. Ruby K. Payne and… Read more »

Skip Lunch Today and Feed A Bunch!

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Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is doing it!  Journalist Cokie Roberts and her husband Steve Roberts are doing it!  Even the U.S. Department of Agriculture Kevin Concannon is doing it too! They are all skipping lunch and donating what they would normally spend on lunch to the food bank.  We’re the food bank so we’re… Read more »