Posts Categorized: Kids

Hunger Never Takes A Vacation

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  School will soon break for summer reccess.  For some children this means vacations, time by the pool and fun with friends.  But for many kids in the Washington metro area, summer is a time when they do not have access to school meals.  In the food bank’s service area, 65 percent of children participate… Read more »

Picture-A-Day Project Underway

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The Food For Kids team is about halfway through our Picture-A-Day project!  We have had so much fun posting pictures that tell the story of our department, our sites and the children we serve.  So far we have featured photos illustrating the importance of volunteers, food donations, our fresh produce initiative, and a little bit… 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 »

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 »

Child Hunger Ends Here: A Special Report

Posted by & filed under Kids, Public Policy, Uncategorized.

There are 200,000 children in the Washington metropolitan area at risk of or are currently experiencing hunger.  The statistics for our area illustrate the need in our local community and reflect what is happening across the nation. We are excited to see the recent focus and energy around childhood hunger.  This urgent issue is being recognized… Read more »

Weekend Bag: Filling Bellies…and Much More

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Article provided by Meleah Boyle, MD Kids Cafe /Weekend Bag Coordinator.  Because so many children in the Washington Metro area rely on the meals distributed at school as a critical part of their health and nutrition, they are often left at risk of hunger over the weekend.  The Weekend Bag Program is intended to fill… Read more »

Happy holidays for local youth

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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 »

SNAP Outreach in Northern Virginia

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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 »

Packing Food for Virginia Youth

Posted by & filed under Kids, NOVA, Uncategorized, Volunteering.

Kids Cafe® is kicking it up to high gear. The prolonged economic downturn means that more students are at risk of hunger.  You can help! Get involved in your local community by assisting in the distribution of non-perishable food to afterschool programs.  Kids Cafe is seeking volunteers for our Northern Virginia warehouse every Tuesday from 1… Read more »

Food, Culture, Justice & Opportunity For All

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The Community Food Security Coalition held their 14th Annual Conference in New Orleans and the theme of the conference was “Food, Culture, Justice, The Gumbo That Unites Us All.” Food, Culture, & Justice. What does it all mean?  In a nutshell it simply means there is enough food across our great country for everyone, however, because… Read more »