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D.C. Farm to School Week 2010

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“It’s time for this movement to explode!  I’m very excited about what’s happening here.”– Kathleen Merrigan, USDA, on the Washington, DC Farm to School Movement The week of October 12-15 2010 marked the second annual D.C. Farm to School Week – a celebration of farm-fresh fruits and veggies in D.C. schools!  In total, 28 schools… Read more »

Secretary Hilda Solis and Director John Berry Visit Food Bank

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Volunteers at the Capital Area Food Bank come in all colors, sizes, personalities and even professions; and it  isn’t an activity reserved for those who may have endless hours to spare.  Sometimes we even have the opportunity of working alongside high-ranking U.S. officials such as Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.  This past September we… Read more »

Social Media Helps CAFB Attract New Supporters

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Over the past year, you may have noticed significant changes to our website – blogging, online donations, event registration, easier navigation and even a volunteer calendar!  Did you know we have a Facebook page?  Thanks to generous support from the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation, the food bank has finally entered the world… Read more »

Skip Lunch Today and Feed A Bunch!

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Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is doing it!  Journalist Cokie Roberts and her husband Steve Roberts are doing it!  Even the U.S. Department of Agriculture Kevin Concannon is doing it too! They are all skipping lunch and donating what they would normally spend on lunch to the food bank.  We’re the food bank so we’re… Read more »

An AmeriCorps Member’s Reflections

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A goodbye message from our AmeriCorps Patrick O’Leary. Patrick helped to bring Operation Frontine, a six-week cooking and nutrition class that teaches skills and knowledge about eating healthy on a budget. It is hard to believe that almost an entire year has gone by since I first arrived at the Capital Area Food Bank.  Since… Read more »

Bountiful Harvest Fundraising Breakfast

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Please join Lynn Brantley, the Board and staff of the Capital Area Food Bank for our 3rd Annual Bountiful Harvest Fundraising Breakfast, September 22nd at 8:30 am at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. This is a free one-hour event showcasing how we “Nourish our Community,” in addition to our plans to increase the quality and… Read more »

President Obama’s Young African Leaders Visit Food Bank

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When I first received the e-mail to host the President’s Young African Leaders, my first reaction was how to sufficiently host the group with so much on my plate.  I went on vacation and the first question that was posed as soon as I arrived back to the food bank was, “Brian, any idea on how… Read more »

Filling the Gap

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In the District of Columbia, nearly one in two children is at risk of hunger; and over 200,000 children under 18 in the Washington metro region struggle to get enough food to eat.  While children have access to food during the school year and at some afterschool programs, such as Kids Cafe®, what happens during… Read more »

Skip Lunch Feed A Bunch 2010

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Stop!  Before you plunk down five dollars for that sandwich or indulge in that pricey salad, think about how far those dollars could go to help feed families and children struggling to get enough food. We are gearing up for our Skip Lunch Feed a Bunch campaign coming up on September 22nd.  We don’t want you… 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 »