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NOVA Hunger Summit Provided Opportunities for Learning, Networking and Nourishment

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“Our Community, Our Voice: Advocacy tools for the Busy Nonprofit” was the subject of the Capital Area Food Bank’s annual Northern Virginia Hunger Summit held Sept. 30 at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. In addition to the 150 participants representing emergency feeding programs from Virginia, DC and Maryland, three Virginia elected representatives spoke and… Read more »

Virginia Legislators Help Pack Bags for Seniors in Need

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  The Capital Area Food Bank recently teamed up with The Virginia Federation of Food Banks to bring Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Virginia State Delegate Mark D. Sickles to CAFB partner agency ALIVE Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia.  The Governor and Delegate Sickles volunteered packing food as a part of the state wide legislator volunteer day for… Read more »

Nourishing Our Future

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  School is back in session.  Pop quiz!  How many children live in food insecure homes in the United States?   What percentage of children live in food insecure households in Washington, D.C.?  According to the USDA statistics, about 16 million children live in food insecure households.  This means that they don’t know where their next… Read more »

Hunger in the Nation’s Capital

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You don’t have to travel far to witness hunger in America.  In the shadow of the nation’s capital, hunger can be found in schools, on playgrounds, in assisted living facilities, and more recently in manicured homes of middle-class families.  Here in the Washington metro area, hunger is not distended bellies or sunken eyes – but… Read more »

Campaign Extended

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The Capital Area Food Bank’s recently announced Fresh Produce Campaign has just received a $1 million dollar gift from William E. Conway, Jr. and his wife, Joanne, through their charitable trust, The Bedford Falls Foundation. Mr. Conway is co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group. The donation will enable the food bank to continue… Read more »

Farm Youth Initiative in Full Swing

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In the classroom and out on the farm, kids are learning why it’s better to opt for a fresh apple when choosing snacks. We just finished our eighth week of the Farm Youth Initiative and despite this summer’s heat, our kids seem to love getting out of the city to visit Clagett Farm.  A joint… Read more »

Thank You For Skipping Lunch

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Thank you to all of those who skipped lunch on Wednesday, September 14 to help feed our neighbors struggling with hunger.  The food bank really values your support.  A special thanks to  Ambassador Against Hunger Paul Wharton, DC50 WDCW-TV and The Washington Examiner for supporting the Skip Lunch Feed A Bunch campaign; and to the following restaurants that… Read more »

More Than SNAP

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  I believe most people who offer a service through a non-profit organization hope that what they offer benefits the recipient in ways beyond the service itself.  This could be helping someone obtain an ID, which is a current barrier in that person finding housing or a job.  It could be opening a savings account… Read more »

2011 Bountiful Harvest Fundraising Breakfast

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  Please join Lynn Brantley, the Board and staff of the Capital Area Food Bank for our 4th Annual Bountiful Harvest Fundraising Breakfast, Tuesday, September 27nd at 8:30 am at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.    This free one-hour event will showcase our new initiative “Fresh Produce for All,” and the progress being made on our new… Read more »