According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, over 16 million youth face “food insecurity” year-round.
Posts Categorized: Kids
For over 200,000 children in the Washington metro region struggling with hunger, summer means not having access to school meals.
When the name of your department is Food for Kids, it seems pretty explanatory what you do, right? In fact, there’s a lot that goes into making Kids Cafe® and Weekend Bag such impactful Capital Area Food Bank programs. Beginning this month, we will add new photos daily to the food bank’s Flickr account to… Read more »
It was a Thursday afternoon in March, and you could feel the excitement building as project coordinators from Capital One and the Capital Area Food Bank prepared the conference room for the second Weekend Bag Sponsorship packing event. We walked through the room to ensure the stations were set up with the necessary supplies: tables… Read more »
The Capital Area Food Bank serves 28 Kids Cafe sites throughout Northern Virginia. Community Lodgings, a Kids Cafe site located in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, served almost 10,000 meals last year through their after school program. Community Lodgings also offers a Transitional Housing Program, which was featured in the January 9 “Hero Central” segment… Read more »
On Friday, February 17 we hosted a group of young teenagers all the way from Outlook, Canada! We also had a father join us with his two young sons. The volunteers packed 640 Weekend Bags as evidenced in the slideshow below! Why did two such different groups decide to volunteer at the food bank? Read some testimonies to find out: Volunteering is for a… Read more »
Kelly Sajonia is an Ambassador Volunteer for the Capital Area Food Bank. For more on our Ambassador Volunteer Program, click here. The week of Thanksgiving involves a flurry of activity for most Americans as they shop, cook, and decorate for the big holiday. Family and friends come together to share a meal and connect as… Read more »
Through funding from Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Eating in Hard Times Program, the food bank’s community outreach programs are combining education, outreach and capacity building activities with access to fresh produce to our target pilot sites. This two-year pilot initiative is focusing on Ward 8 communities and seeks to work closely with our targeted partners to… Read more »
For years, I have wanted to find a way to make the youth garden space at Clagett Farm feel more inviting and energized for the young participants of the Farm Youth Initiative program. A mural seemed like a good first step in making that a reality. Thanks to our friends at Common Good City Farm,… Read more »
I’d like to share with you all a video that one of our Kids Cafe® sites created of our September Snack Box lesson – the Fruit Party Parfait. Check it out below. The Snack Box program delivers healthy snack ingredients along with recipes and educational materials to Kids Café sites so that site leaders… Read more »