Posts Categorized: Kids

Party for a Cause

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The Capital Area Food Bank recently partnered with ECHOage, an online birthday party service designed to encourage social awareness and appreciation amongst children.

A Glimpse Inside Food for Kids

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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 »

Capital One Feeds Kids Over the Weekend in Ward 8

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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 »

Northern Virginia Kids Cafe Site Does More than Feed Kids

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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 »

Feel Like Making a Difference?

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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 »

Spending Holidays With Kids Cafe®

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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 »

Integrated Services at Work in Ward 8

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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 »