Posts Categorized: Healthy Eating

Sister Hook-up Program

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So you think the New York Broadway play “Sister Act” is hot? Well you haven’t seen anything!  The Capital Area Food Bank’s Sister Hook-Up Program would be nominated for a Tony Award if this were Broadway.  The Sister Hook-Up program is unique in that it “hooks-up” and acts as a facilitator between member partners that… Read more »

Mother’s Day is Over But Many Mothers Are Struggling to Feed Families

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Food Distributions, From the President & CEO, Healthy Eating, Uncategorized, Warehouse.

  This past weekend, many celebrated and paid tribute to their mothers, but for thousands of mothers in the National Capital Region, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Since 2006, hunger in the Washington metro area has increased 25 percent and over 641,000 residents are struggling to get enough food to eat.  After rent, transportation and… Read more »

Picture-A-Day Project

Posted by & filed under Healthy Eating, Kids, NOVA, Uncategorized.

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. With that in mind, the Food For Kids Team will post pictures to highlight our Kids Cafe® and Weekend Bag programs, taken both at the food bank and at our partners sites. Photos will be added each weekday in May to the Capital Area… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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

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 »