Posts Categorized: Education & Training

The Fruit Party Parfait

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Kids.

I’d like to share with you all a video that one of our Kids Cafe® sites created of our September Snack Box lesson – the Fruit Party Parfait. Check it out below.   The Snack Box program delivers healthy snack ingredients along with recipes and educational materials to Kids Café sites so that site leaders… Read more »

Advocacy Tools Made Easy at the Northern Virginia Hunger Summit

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Events & Campaigns, NOVA, Partners, Public Policy.

  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 »

White House Community Leaders & The Capital Area Food Bank

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Public Policy.

I recently had the opportunity and honor to represent the Capital Area Food Bank at the second White House Community Leaders Briefing Series. This event is hosted by The White House Office of Public Engagement, and is an opportunity for the White House to share information with community leaders from across the country on the… Read more »

Nutrition Education At The Food Bank

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Food Distributions, Healthy Eating, Partners, Uncategorized.

“What can I do with this?” a young mom asks holding up a head of cabbage.  This is a frequently asked question at a food pantry distribution; and one the Nutrition Education Department at the Capital Area Food Bank is tackling head on. Each year, the CAFB distributes nearly 30 million pounds of food –… Read more »

Mother’s Day is Over But Many Mothers Are Struggling to Feed Families

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Food Distributions, From the President & CEO, Healthy Eating, Uncategorized, Warehouse.

  This past weekend, many celebrated and paid tribute to their mothers, but for thousands of mothers in the National Capital Region, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Since 2006, hunger in the Washington metro area has increased 25 percent and over 641,000 residents are struggling to get enough food to eat.  After rent, transportation and… 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 »

Weekend Bag: Filling Bellies…and Much More

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Food Distributions, Kids.

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 »

Cooking Matters Satellite Site Takes Off at Shaw Middle School

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Volunteering.

The Capital Area Food Bank has been a long-time partner of Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters – formerly Operation Frontline – program.  This partnership, which provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to make healthier choices and prepare healthier meals, began in 1993 and the demand for Cooking Matters classes has been growing since.  The food bank is projected… Read more »

CAFB Community Partners

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, From the President & CEO.

Fall is upon us and the days are getting shorter.  Although the season’s change, the needs of our neighbors struggling to get enough food to eat remains constant.  The need for the Capital Area Food Bank and our partner agencies is greater than ever.  We are thankful to all of our community partners that have… Read more »

2010 Northern Virginia Hunger Summit

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Partners.

Today the food bank is holding its Annual Northern Virginia Hunger Summit, which provides interactive forums for individuals and organizations that offer feeding programs or other social services.  The summit will feature the enlightening Bridges Out of Poverty series, a two-part series based on the book of the same name by Dr. Ruby K. Payne and… Read more »