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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 »

Thank You, Giant, For Your Turkey Donations

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As Thanksgiving approaches, Giant has made a generous donation of turkeys to five food banks across the Mid-Atlantic region, starting with 750 turkeys to the Capital Area Food Bank this week. This donation is in honor of Giant’s 75th anniversary. Thank you, Giant. We appreciate your partnership in our mission to provide holiday meals to… Read more »

Come Out and Support Food 2 Feed

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The holiday season is fast approaching and record numbers of families, children and individuals are struggling just to get enough food to eat.  To make sure the holidays are special for everyone, the Capital Area Food Bank is again teaming up with WHUR-FM, Giant, SunTrust and Verizon for the annual Food 2 Feed Drive.  Bring non-perishable… Read more »

Give to the Max is Today

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I hope you got a chance to read Susan Topping’s post on local farms and our impact on environmental and social sustainability. While food distribution is a great deal of what we do, we also provide nutrition education to low-income families. We need assistance, however, to continue our education outreach and maintain our food resources…. Read more »

Sustaining Our Future

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The Capital Area Food Bank, like all food banks across the country, has its foundation in conservation. Food banks ensure that good food does not go to waste. A dented can, a low-gloss apple, and a misshapen carrot can all still realize their destiny of filling stomachs instead of garbage trucks. Food banks were one… Read more »

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Is Living Off Food Stamps

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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 »