Posts Categorized: Partners

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 »

How Do You Transform a Community?

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The Capital Area Food Bank advises starting from the ground up by strengthening individuals and organizations active in the community to serve the needs of the community better. This is the philosophy behind Project Kitchen Table, an initiative of The Wal-Mart Foundation that will help faith-based feeding programs in Washington, DC assess their needs and… 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 »

Faces of Hunger: Nhi Nguyen

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Brown Bag recipient Nhi Nguyen feels lucky to have lived in the Winter Hill apartment complex in Falls Church for the past six years. Nhi has overcome considerable hardships to reach a stage in her life where food and shelter are no longer questionable. Moreover, she finally has leisure time to enjoy activities such as… Read more »

NOVA Hunger Summit Provided Opportunities for Learning, Networking and Nourishment

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“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 »

Advocacy Tools Made Easy at the Northern Virginia Hunger Summit

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  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 »

Nutrition Education At The Food Bank

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“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 »

Sister Hook-up Program

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So you think the New York Broadway play “Sister Act” is hot? Well you haven’t seen anything!  The Capital Area Food Bank’s Sister Hook-Up Program would be nominated for a Tony Award if this were Broadway.  The Sister Hook-Up program is unique in that it “hooks-up” and acts as a facilitator between member partners that… Read more »