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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 »

Connecting With the Community

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It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day office and warehouse work needed to ensure that our partners receive their food and supplies in a timely, efficient way.  We enjoy the opportunity to pause from our daily tasks and spend time in the communities that we are working with.  Food bank staff and… Read more »

Fresh Produce Campaign

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The Capital Area Food Bank is launching a one million dollar campaign to underwrite the cost of acquiring 15 million pounds of fresh produce and distributing it to our partner agencies.  Our goal is to reaffirm our commitment to provide wholesome fruits and vegetables to those we serve. We are in the midst of a… Read more »

Free Summer Meals for Children and Teens

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It’s summertime!  As the temperature climbs, children and teens are enjoying summer break.  However, as we all know hunger never takes a break.  Many children and teens rely on school meals and they need to know where to go for meals during this long-awaited vacation from school. The Capital Area Food Bank, along with many… Read more »

Washington Nationals Team Up with the Food Bank!

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For the past three years, the Washington Nationals have partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to organize food drives during the summer months when our food  donations are typically slow.  But not only do they assist in donating food, the Nats team players put the food where their mouth is and donate their time by volunteering in the… Read more »

Stretching A Dollar

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Today, I had the pleasure of conducting a site visit at the Fort Washington Food Pantry, located at and administered by Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, MD.  The Fort Washington Food Pantry has been in existence for more than 20 years.  I have been an Outreach Coordinator at the food bank for three… Read more »

Giving Back

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It’s a good feeling when hometown athletes return to their community, but it’s a great feeling when they take time to volunteer.  New Orleans Saints Free Safety Usama Young stopped by the food bank this past Thursday, along with a group of over 30 high-school students, to sort food and pack bags.  During his visit, he also… Read more »

NCCC Team Moose 1 Act as Change Agents in the DC Area!

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On May 2nd, a group of 11 young change agents ushered their way into the CAFB’s doors.  They were here serving as AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers.  AmeriCorps NCCC is a full- time team-based residential program that is used to strengthen communities and build leaders amongst its participants through direct service.  Groups of 18-24 year-olds are deployed… Read more »