The Holidays Are Over But Hunger Is Still Here

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The holidays are over and a new year is upon us.  The year 2011 will bring new beginnings for many, however, for others the challenges of getting enough food to eat will remain.  Giving during the holiday season is great but donations are needed throughout the year because hunger never takes a vacation.  As the food… Read more »

Happy holidays for local youth

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The holidays – and the days away from school – bring a lot of excitement to children each year.  However, winter break also means that the children and teens who rely on school meals might not have enough food each day.  The Food For Kids team works hard to ensure that youth participating in our… Read more »

Share the Harvest

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Share the Harvest this holiday season and honor someone special with a gift in their name. Share the Harvest supports an innovative collaboration between the Capital Area Food Bank and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  This partnership enables the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Clagett Farm to distribute between 40 and 50 percent of its annual harvest to low-income families and… Read more »

It Takes A Hockey Team

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Recently, the Washington Capitals sponsored a canned food drive benefiting the food bank at the Verizon Center.  I haven’t been to a hockey game since the early 1990’s and I did not know what to expect.  Every team has a personality and I was about to experience Capitals personality at its best!  The Caps were… Read more »

Come Out and Help Stuff A Truck!

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  Come out today and join Giant Food, Fox 5, CBS Radio and YRCI as they collect food and funds for the Capital Area Food Bank.     You can drop off your nonperishable food items to any of the following four Giant locations: 1. Brentwood Giant Center; 1050 Brentwood Road NE, Washington, DC 2. Montrose Crossing Giant; 12051 Rockville… Read more »

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street…

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If you were at the food bank today, you didn’t have to look far to find Sesame Street!  Elmo and Cookie Monster came out to help raise awareness about childhood hunger. Sesame Workshop, Sesame Street’s nonprofit organization, visited the CAFB to launch the Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget initiative – a bilingual… Read more »

Thanks To Our Donors!

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During this time of giving thanks, we, here at the Capital Area Food Bank, are so thankful to the many community members that responded to our needs and provided food donations over the past year.  We received donations from individuals, offices, religious organizations, area schools, and many other organizations just in time for the Thanksgiving… Read more »

Support Food2Feed this Thanksgiving!

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With one week until Thanksgiving, many of us are thinking about our favorite holiday dish–whether it is creamy mac-n-cheese, flavorful oyster stuffing, that ever-present turkey, or any of the many wonderful foods that we associate with time with our family and friends.  But what about the 641,000 individuals in the DC Metropolitan Area who are… Read more »