Posts Categorized: Education & Training

Innovating for Others

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When we find a successful solution, we stick with it for a long time. Are there other uses for the things we have in place? By combining successful solutions and new ideas, we can do even more to help others. Communities across the U.S. devise creative solutions to provide people in need with access to… Read more »

March is National Nutrition Month!

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There are so many messages about what it means to eat healthily and it can be quite confusing to read all the information out there. National Nutrition Month is a time to remind ourselves to keep it simple and make healthy eating practical in our everyday lives. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month, “Get… Read more »

Lynn Brantley – A Champion of Change

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The Capital Area Food Bank’s very own Lynn Brantley was recently honored by the White House as a Champion of Change.  She was among ten local leaders who were highlighted for their efforts in improving the lives of others through charitable work, faith and advocacy.  She shared her thoughts on the issue of hunger via… Read more »

Share the Harvest This Holiday Season

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It’s not easy to find the right holiday gift for everyone.  Your mom’s no help.  Instead of giving you a list she tells you, “I’m just happy that the whole family is together.”  Your uncle has every toy an adult could possibly own and any he doesn’t, you can’t afford anyway.  And your friends are… Read more »

Sharing Food, Knowledge and Hope

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Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, one of the Capital Area Food Bank’s community partners, is going above and beyond the call to feed those in need by combining their regular food distributions with informative nutrition education classes.  On Wednesday, November 9th, I attended one of these classes, which are held at the church’s social hall.  About… Read more »

Faces of Hunger: Catherine Page

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Catherine Warner is quite a fixture in the Falls Church community. Born and raised in Falls Church, Catherine later married local blues legend, Haywood “Sonny” Warner, with whom she raised four children. As she grew older, she took up a cafeteria position at Washington Lee High School. A student favorite for over 10 years, kids… Read more »

Murals Project

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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 »