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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 »

DC Student Brings Produce to DC Schools

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This is the story of a rising D.C. high school senior’s experience volunteering with the D.C. Farm to School Network, a program of the Capital Area Food Bank that works to get more healthy, local foods into D.C. schools.  Bella Herold volunteered during a special event – Strawberries & Salad Greens – when the Network… Read more »

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 »