Denim, Dining & Dancing ~ Recipe for Success!

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                                                                                            If you were not at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in your denim on March 28th for the 7th Annual Blue Jeans Ball – you missed a tasty event!  The ball was in a new location this year and I think it worked in our favor!  The guests seemed to enjoy the savory dishes,… Read more »

Community Forums

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The Food For Kids Department just finished up our spring Community Forums! We had two great days of meetings and as usual learned just as much from our sites as they hopefully learned from our presentations. Throughout the morning we discussed snack and supper options, new reporting forms, upcoming training opportunities and new resources that… Read more »

Basic Gardening

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“I want one of these for Mother’s Day.”  So spoke Angela, a participant at the A3 Basic Gardening Class as she hefted a cordless power drill.   Hands-on construction of wooden raised beds, the sowing of a container garden, and a discussion about compost techniques were just a few of the highlights of Tuesday’s A3 class. … Read more »

Shepard Fairey Art Supports Food Banks

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Be on the lookout for Hunger Awareness billboards in the D.C. metro area featuring art by Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the red, white and blue print of President Barack Obama while he was running for office. Fairey, a renowned contemporary artist has created an original piece of art (featuring his daughter) for Feeding America… Read more »

Blue Jeans Ball – 2 Days Away

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This year you can follow what’s going on at the Blue Jeans Ball via Twitter by searching for the hashtag #bluejeansball. Our friends at iStrategyLabs will be using  12seconds.tv to grab quick insights from attendees about how an event like the Blue Jeans Ball impacts the issue of hunger. These insights will be automatically tweeted out… Read more »

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 »