Did you know that in the D.C. Metropolitan Area working people represent more than half of those struggling with hunger? Did you know that hunger in this area is up 25 percent over 2006 stats? Statistics from Hunger in America 2010. These new statistics and more are revealed during monthly scheduled tours at the Capital Area… Read more »
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What business does the Capital Area Food Bank have improving the quality of school meals in Washington, DC? Actually, quite a bit! It’s certainly an exciting time for school meal reform here in the nation’s capital, and the food bank is excited to be involved. The Capital Area Food Bank distributes food, but it also… Read more »
Amidst all this snow and ice, I can’t believe I’m thinking about all things leafy and green! But, it is that time again when we invite all Capital Area Food Bank agencies to submit an application for the 2010 FGU Fresh Produce Grant—the program that sends participating agencies out to Clagett Farm to pick up… Read more »
Hunger in America 2010, the most comprehensive study examining emergency food assistance was released today by the Capital Area Food Bank and Feeding America. Not surprising, the number of people in the Washington metro area has increased significantly – 25 percent, since 2006. The CAFB is now serving over 478,000 people through a network of… Read more »
This editorial ran in the Washington Post on Monday, January 18, 2010 30 cheers for the Food Bank Monday, January 18, 2010; A16 Washington Post MIXED EMOTIONS accompany the 30th anniversary of the founding of Washington’s Capital Area Food Bank. There is, of course, gratitude to an organization that has done so much to make… Read more »
Who would have thought that children would be as thrilled to eat raw vegetables as the group of 11 kids who recently graduated from the Capital Area Food Bank’s 6-week Operation Frontline Kids Up Front cooking & nutrition education program? Operation Frontline’s fun, hands-on, cooking-centered approach to food certainly changes minds, hearts and taste buds… Read more »
Sometimes a really good idea is born out of such simplicity; all it takes is a little spark. Here in the Harvest for Health department of the Capital Area Food Bank we concentrate on getting fresh produce to the people who need it. This year, a beautiful idea sprouted into a program new to the… Read more »
Welcome to the Capital Area Food Bank’s new website. We are excited about improving the look and feel, ease of use and information shared on this site. It has been in the works since last spring and has truly been a journey. Numerous people on the food bank’s staff spent countless hours strategizing, analyzing and… Read more »
Imagine you experience hunger and food insecurity. What am I asking you to imagine? I’m asking you to imagine that you’re running out of food and you can’t buy more food. Not because you don’t have time to go to the store, but because you don’t have the money to go to the store. You don’t have the option of grabbing something to eat at a cafe or a fast food restaurant. You won’t be able to eat until you receive credit on your EBT card (this has replaced paper food stamps) or until you are allowed to get food at a food pantry (eat pantry has a policy about how often one may get food). What would you do? Educating individuals how to better spend the money they do have is part of the answer, but it’s not the whole answer.
Here’s a look at life in the office. The Capital Area Food Bank recently acquired a Flip Camera. Next week we’ll be bringing the camera to the classroom so that you can get a closer look of the fun we have while cooking. Stay tuned!