Although home to two of the wealthiest counties in the nation, Northern Virginia has many people who need emergency and long-term food assistance.
Posts Categorized: NOVA
The food bank recently brought on the Waterpenny Farm in Sperryville, VA to help provide fresh produce to our NOVA partners.
“Our Community, Our Voice: Advocacy tools for the Busy Nonprofit” was the subject of the Capital Area Food Bank’s annual Northern Virginia Hunger Summit held Sept. 30 at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. In addition to the 150 participants representing emergency feeding programs from Virginia, DC and Maryland, three Virginia elected representatives spoke and… Read more »
For many busy nonprofits, getting involved in public policy through advocacy may seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. The 2011 Northern Virginia Hunger Summit is an opportunity for you to see how simple, yet powerful public policy can be. The one-day summit will be held Friday, September 30, 2011 at the First Baptist… Read more »
Article written by: Marie Morse, Food For Kids Associate Donations and volunteers have always been a crucial part of the work completed at the Capital Area Food Bank. Luckily, one volunteer took her efforts to the next level by organizing a canned food drive in order to support the Food For Kids department! Deb Roeber… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »