Posts Categorized: Partners

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 »

Charles Carroll Middle School Pantry Program

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One Saturday each month, the Faith-Based Collaborative and Charles Carol Middle school in New Carrollton, Maryland partner with the Capital Area Food Bank to host a school food pantry for families in the community. The pantry has been active since February 2011 and has grown to be a regular source of needed food for parents… Read more »

Black Friday

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Black Friday by definition is a day that many retailers eagerly anticipate. They look forward to having sales that put them back in the black, meaning that they are finally making a profit. We experience our own Black Friday, more frequently when we receive our regular paychecks. But did you know that fewer people in… Read more »

Faces of Hunger: Kimalon, Willie and Marvin

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We are proud to provide senior citizens with basic food staples through our brown bag program. While many people in our area have trouble accessing nutritious food, seniors are particularly at risk due to declining health, rising medical costs, and fixed incomes. In our ongoing Faces of Hunger series, we profile 3 brown bag recipients… Read more »