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Holy Camole! What Do I Do with All of This Zucchini?

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At the Capital Area Food Bank we can take donations of fresh produce anytime between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. Drive up, dash in, drop off, fill out a 2 minute donation form, and you are off! There is no schedule or advanced notice required. It’s that easy!

Free summer meals for children

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It’s summertime, and children are out of school. As fun as summer break can be, it leaves many children who rely on school breakfast and lunch programs at greater risk of hunger. We need to get the word out about free meals available this summer. Many sites in our community are already running the Summer… Read more »

Summer Healthy Eating for All

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For the second year, the garden at Children of Mine in Southeast D.C. is thriving.  This collaboration of From the Ground Up in the Community and Children of Mine teaches children in urban areas about the importance of healthy eating, nutrition and growing fresh produce.  To kick-off our summer healthy eating series of recipes, below… Read more »

Fresh Produce Kick Off!

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The FGU Fresh Produce Grant at Clagett Farm, is off and running…a great start to the 2010 harvesting season! The season runs for 26 weeks, and CAFB partner organizations come and pick up thousands of pounds of fresh, chemical-free, produce to disperse to their clients. Last Tuesday marked the farm’s first harvest day, and Wednesday… Read more »

Basic Gardening

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“I want one of these for Mother’s Day.”  So spoke Angela, a participant at the A3 Basic Gardening Class as she hefted a cordless power drill.   Hands-on construction of wooden raised beds, the sowing of a container garden, and a discussion about compost techniques were just a few of the highlights of Tuesday’s A3 class. … Read more »

30 Things Our Board Chair Loves About the Capital Area Food Bank

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In honor of the CAFB’s 30th Anniversary, I’ve come up with the 30 things I love about the food bank: Our dedicated staff.  A lot of people work for a paycheck.  These people work for a cause, and one they truly believe in. Our board of directors.  I am often amazed at the time, effort and energy… Read more »

DelCor Technology Solutions Delivers Pounds

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After the record winter we experienced this year, spring is most welcome! But springtime also signals a distressing trend – when food donations start to drop. We at DelCor have accepted the challenge to help the food bank combat this phenomenon, along with our partners and clients throughout the association and nonprofit community. Right now,… Read more »

Tour Reveals New Hunger Stats and More…

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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 »

Farm to School at the food bank

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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 »

From the Ground Up: Planting Ideas for Local Growth

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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 »