Posts Categorized: Kids

Partnership with Waterpenny Farm Provides Fresh Local Produce to Kids

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Every week, a representative from Waterpenny Farm in Rappahannock County delivers CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares to the Capital Area Food Bank’s Lorton Branch. In addition to the shares community members receive, shares are donated to the food bank. These shares provide varied, locally grown produce that greatly subsidizes the fresh produce ordinarily available at… Read more »

Free summer meals for children

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

It’s summertime, and children are out of school. As fun as summer break can be, it leaves many children who rely on school breakfast and lunch programs at greater risk of hunger. We need to get the word out about free meals available this summer. Many sites in our community are already running the Summer… Read more »

Mystery donor gives 362 pounds of food to NOVA Kids Cafe!

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Several days ago an anonymous donor brought 362 pounds – an entire cage full – of decorated snack bags for NOVA Kids Cafe sites! Each bag contained an assortment of goodies including water bottle, 100% juice box, fruit cup, nutri grain bar, and several other items.  We sent out 266 bags to 6 sites in… Read more »

Community Forums

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Events & Campaigns, Kids.

The Food For Kids Department just finished up our spring Community Forums! We had two great days of meetings and as usual learned just as much from our sites as they hopefully learned from our presentations. Throughout the morning we discussed snack and supper options, new reporting forms, upcoming training opportunities and new resources that… Read more »

Dedicated drivers

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Neither snow nor icy roads kept our drivers from delivering their loads.  Our two Food For Kids drivers had plenty of challenges last week after the region’s recent snowstorms left roads in poor condition and sidewalks blocked.  Despite the demanding circumstances, our drivers know how important it is to get their deliveries out each week…. Read more »

Urgent! Volunteers Needed this Saturday (We’ve filled the slots!)

Posted by & filed under Kids, Volunteering.

While many grocery stores have empty shelves and people struggle to get food during the snow storm, the Capital Area Food Bank will remain open this weekend. Your help is needed to help us pack food to distribute to over 3,000 children and seniors. We will be open Saturday from 9am – 12pm and 1pm… Read more »