Posts Categorized: Uncategorized

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Is Living Off Food Stamps

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

The average Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participant gets $31.50 a week, just $4.50 per day. Many participants find themselves stretching this budget as far as it can go, meaning cheaper, less healthier foods, and higher health care costs for the country. Many SNAP participants supplement this food budget with food from food pantries supplied… Read more »

Give to the Max Supports Produce

Posted by & filed under Events & Campaigns, Uncategorized.

Give to the Max Day is almost upon us. As you consider participating on November 9, know that your donation supports the Capital Area Food Bank’s Fresh Produce Campaign. Your contribution will enable us to continue distributing 15 million pounds of nutritious fruits and vegetables at no cost to our more than 700 partner agencies… Read more »

Murals Project

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Food Distributions, Healthy Eating, Kids, Uncategorized.

For years, I have wanted to find a way to make the youth garden space at Clagett Farm feel more inviting and energized for the young participants of the Farm Youth Initiative program. A mural seemed like a good first step in making that a reality.  Thanks to our friends at Common Good City Farm,… Read more »

Arlington County Receives Bronze Hunger Champion Award

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

  Blog post submitted by Amy Menzel Arlington County Department of Human Services has worked diligently for many years to bring much needed public assistance benefits to the Arlington community.  Over the last couple of years amidst a challenging economy and increased need for food assistance, Arlington has stepped up to make the SNAP/Food Stamp… Read more »

Local Restaurants Help Fill Empty Bowls

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

Blog post submitted by Special Events Coordinator Anne-Lise Cossart   New England clam chowder.  Vegetarian chili.  Zesty chicken tortilla soup.  The tantalizing smell of dozens of soup kettles wafts through the room.  This is just a sample of what guests will experience at the Capital Area Food Bank’s Annual Empty Bowls event on Wednesday, October 19 at the… Read more »

Empty Bowls in DC

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

Blog post written by Special Events Coordinator Anne-Lise Cossart   Shaping clay with their hands, firing up kilns, and selecting dazzling colors and glazes, local artists have been spinning their pottery wheels to create unique bowls taking on a wide variety of shapes and sizes.  These artists and many of their students have been working… Read more »

NOVA Hunger Summit Provided Opportunities for Learning, Networking and Nourishment

Posted by & filed under NOVA, Partners, Uncategorized.

“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

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized, Volunteering.

  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

Posted by & filed under Food Distributions, Healthy Eating, Kids, Public Policy, Uncategorized.

  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 »