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Get More Out of Your Volunteer Opportunity!

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We all know that volunteering is an extremely rewarding activity. Not only are you making a difference but you also get the opportunity to fellowship with others who support the same causes you do. And it’s fun!    To make the volunteering experience much more exciting and interactive, Cabot Creamery Cooperative has launched Reward Volunteers - the first mobile app in the nation… Read more »

The Capital Area Food Bank Gets A Fresh New Look

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It’s official!  The Capital Area Food Bank has rolled out its new brand and you will start to see it come to life.  It’s so much more than a new logo, tagline or advertising message.  The refreshed brand will unify our efforts to help those struggling with hunger and raise awareness about our services. The… Read more »

Heeding the Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The staff of the Capital Area Food Bank recently held a celebration honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorating the food bank’s 32 years of service.  Founded on MLK Jr.’s birthday, the food bank’s work is guided by his words.  Dr. King’s words speak to an interdependent and interconnected world.   “We are caught in an… Read more »

CAFB Commemorates 32nd Anniversary on MLK Jr.’s Birthday

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Thirty-two years ago on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday – January 15 – the Capital Area Food Bank opened its doors in response to an immediate need in the Washington metro area.  The idea for the food bank was conceived a year earlier by the Interfaith Conference and the United Planning Organization in response to… Read more »

The Lady Who Staffs the Hunger Lifeline

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All day Monday through Friday, I’m “the lady who does the referrals.” I’m called “Catherine,” “Kathleen,” “Cathy,” “the hunger hotline” and was once even called “the turkey hookup.” (I don’t do that by the way.) I go by many names at work but the job I do each day is essentially the same. As the… Read more »

Capital Area Food Bank Supports “Sustainable DC”

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In November, Mayor Vincent Gray launched the working group phase of Sustainable DC, an initiative to investigate what the district is doing well and what further steps need to be taken to create a greener, healthier, more livable city. Working groups comprised of experts in the private and public sectors will develop goals and plans… Read more »