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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 »

White House Honors Lynn Brantley As a Champion of Change

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Updated December 19, 2011 Capital Area Food Bank President and CEO Lynn Brantley was honored today at the White House as a Champion of Change. She was among ten local leaders who were highlighted for their efforts in improving the lives of others through charitable work, faith and advocacy.  The Champions of Change program was… Read more »

New Jewelry Line Helps Feed Area Residents in Need

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Capital Area Food Bank Ambassador Against Hunger and TV PersonalityPaul Wharton recently launched the fashionable Unto Others Jewelry Line to help local residents struggling to get enough food to eat.  The jewelry line features both a necklace and bracelet and was inspired by the little plastic closure found on loaves of bread.  With any purchase of… Read more »

Capital Area Food Bank Thanks Joseph E. Robert Jr. for his Generous Support

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Among his many philanthropic endeavors, Joe Robert will best be remembered for providing low-income DC children with the chance for a better education. However, for those of us who work to eliminate hunger in the region, Joe is known for his generous donation of $100,000 to the Capital Area Food Bank’s $37 million capital campaign… Read more »

Food Network Stars and Whole Foods Market Lend A Helping Hand During Holiday Season

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 Two judges from Food Network’s “Chopped” recently visited the P Street Whole Foods Market to  purchase food for the Capital Area Food Bank.  Chefs Marc Murphy and Amanda Freitag, in partnership with Share Our Strength and Whole Foods, shopped and collected food to help raise awareness of childhood hunger in America.  My colleague, Brian Banks,… Read more »

Washington Caps Fans Donate Food and Funds to the CAFB

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Updated December 21, 2011 From a volunteer perspective: blog post written by Jay Landreth, Volunteer with the Capital Area Food Bank: These Caps fans were feeling loose because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Thousands of pounds of food walked into the  Verizon Center destined for distribution to individuals who were unemployed, under-employed, homeless, struggling to keep their homes… Read more »

Adobe Love

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Every organization accrues operational expenses impacting its bottom line. Food banks are no different. However, the purchasing decisions we’re up against may be a gain or loss of food provided to people in need. Thus, we carefully weigh our options to not offset meals or fresh produce we supply. This means sometimes compromising on services… Read more »