Posts Categorized: Partners

Everyday Heroes

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McKinley Crudup, Executive Director of Food Pantry Operations at Allen Chapel AME, manages one of the food bank’s mobile pantry distribution sites and helps feed over 2000 people a week.

Unified. Testified. Fortified.

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The Capital Area Food Bank’s 2012 Metropolitan Area Hunger Conference, held April 20 at The Catholic University of America, proudly united community leaders from DC, Maryland and Virginia under the theme “Unify, Testify, Fortify: Adding Value to Your Nonprofit.” During the morning, participants cheered the food bank’s impending move to its new food distribution center,… Read more »

Food Crossroads

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Food Crossroads happen when different organizations come together to alleviate hunger in their community. Throughout the Capital Area Food Bank’s 32-year history, the organization has adopted the mantra “A Community Response to Hunger” and understands it takes collective partnerships to effectively address hunger in the region. Through its network of over 700 community partners, the… Read more »

Laying the MAHC Down

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The Capital Area Food Bank’s energetic and creative staff is working hard to cook up ways to support its partner agencies located throughout the Washington metro area. Like any good chef, we experiment with different recipes to discover what works. When we find a great recipe, we’re proud to share the results. This year, we’re… Read more »

Young Scientists Demonstrate Their Creative Talents

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When Americans hear global health concerns, they often interpret them as distant problems. Seldom considered are public health problems in their own community. Such is the case with hunger in this country, a topic Georgetown Professor Heidi Elmendorf engaged with her Biology of Global Health class. Dr. Elmendorf, co-director of Georgetown’s Biology of Global Health… Read more »

Welcome, Aunt Hattie!

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Dr. Hattie N. Washington, president and founder of Aunt Hattie’s Place, located in Sandy Springs, MD, is excited about becoming the Capital Area Food Bank’s most recent partner agency. The partnership enables Aunt Hattie to shop for donated food at the low cost of 19 cents a pound to help feed the boys ages 12-19… Read more »

Shopping Together to End Hunger

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Have you ever wondered what might happen if a food retailer collaborated with a manufacturer to help end hunger? Well, just take a look at your new ShopRite in Silver Spring, MD. In a unique partnership with their vendor, partners and local food banks, ShopRite has developed a program that helps feed the hungry in… Read more »

Top Shelf Training Offered in February and March

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The Capital Area Food Bank is gearing up to offer the Top Shelf training program to partner agencies in February and March. The goal of Top Shelf is to provide organizations with the resources to increase capacity, serve more clients, and sustain emergency feeding programs. Seven workshops provide solid foundations for feeding programs to improve… Read more »

Bringing In Birds with Benefits

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A group of seniors from Avondale and Manor locations received a double treat at their recent visit to the Capital Area Food Bank the day before Thanksgiving. Not only did they receive special food baskets containing a turkey breast and other delicious food, they were surprised to meet President Obama and his entire family who… Read more »

Partners Triumphed Over 2011 Challenges

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The end of the year invites reflection and as I reflect on the past year, I think of the some of the remarkable accomplishments. Six school food pantries serving over 1,000 children and their families were established. This year, the mobile food pantry program distributed close to 9 million pounds of food directly to families… Read more »