Posts Categorized: Healthy Eating

Calling The Hunger Lifeline…

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This blog post was submitted by the food bank’s Hunger Lifeline Coordinator, Chelsea Foster.  Mr. B lives in a small apartment on Georgia Avenue.  He lives with his wife, daughter and newborn granddaughter.  The presence of a new baby has put an additional strain on the family’s resources to the point where they no longer… Read more »

Fresh, Local Produce Is Just Around The Corner

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Slipping along icy sidewalks every morning on my walk to the Metro, I know I’m not the only person eagerly awaiting the first signs of spring. As a native Virginian, every year I look forward to the first spinach and strawberries, knowing that the local, seasonal produce will have been worth the wait. But I’ve… Read more »

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

Posted by & filed under Food Distributions, Healthy Eating, Kids.

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 »

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 »

SNAP Outreach in Northern Virginia

Posted by & filed under Food Distributions, Healthy Eating, Kids, NOVA, Public Policy.

SNAP Outreach in NOVA By Amy Menzel Have you ever spoken to a group of people and felt like they had no idea what you were talking about?  This happened to me last week, as I went into a community area of Fairfax County in Northern Virginia.  I went to one of the many Capital… Read more »