Posts Categorized: Partners

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 »

Reaching Your Top Shelf

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The term “top shelf” isn’t just for wine racks anymore. The Capital Area Food Bank is excited to launch the new Top Shelf training program at its upcoming Metropolitan Area Hunger Conference on April 29, 2011. The Top Shelf curriculum will assist emergency feeding programs in their quest to take their program to the next… Read more »

Support Food2Feed this Thanksgiving!

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With one week until Thanksgiving, many of us are thinking about our favorite holiday dish–whether it is creamy mac-n-cheese, flavorful oyster stuffing, that ever-present turkey, or any of the many wonderful foods that we associate with time with our family and friends.  But what about the 641,000 individuals in the DC Metropolitan Area who are… Read more »

Food, Culture, Justice & Opportunity For All

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The Community Food Security Coalition held their 14th Annual Conference in New Orleans and the theme of the conference was “Food, Culture, Justice, The Gumbo That Unites Us All.” Food, Culture, & Justice. What does it all mean?  In a nutshell it simply means there is enough food across our great country for everyone, however, because… Read more »

2010 Northern Virginia Hunger Summit

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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 »

Bridges Out of Poverty

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How can I best serve people in need? I ask myself this question every time I talk to a client looking for food assistance on the food bank’s Hunger Lifeline.  I ponder the question as I’m planning one of the three direct food distributions the CAFB coordinates in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  And I think… Read more »

Every Day ServSafe

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Three weeks ago, partner organizations came together to attend Every Day ServSafe.  The original 8-16 hour food safety course was developed by the National Restaurant Association and gears lessons towards food service operations in restaurants.  Information within the original ServSafe course is really dense and really specific. . . there is an entire chapter dedicated… Read more »

Northern Virginia Direct Food Distribution

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During this economic turmoil more families are struggling to put food on the table and day after day they wonder from where the next meal will come. That is why on the third Thursday of every month, the Capital Area Food Bank distributes canned goods, pasta, cereal, bread, snacks and fresh produce to dozens of… Read more »

Harvest for Health Inspires

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This past March, I sat in on 1 of 3 classes for the Agency Achievement Academy’s Garden Series.  The Garden Series was facilitated by our own, JuJu Harris and Susan Topping.  The goal of the Garden series is to educate community organizations on the basis of starting and maintaining a garden.  JuJu and Susan are… Read more »