Posts Categorized: Volunteering

Ode to Volunteering

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With National Poetry Month coming to a close, the Capital Area Food Bank is honored to cap it with the creative work of long-time volunteer Bridget Monroe. Volunteer by Bridget Monroe Today, things are hard for many people with hundreds of Households trying to survive without jobs, it’s almost impossible to have Enough food to… Read more »

Capital One Feeds Kids Over the Weekend in Ward 8

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It was a Thursday afternoon in March, and you could feel the excitement building as project coordinators from Capital One and the Capital Area Food Bank prepared the conference room for the second Weekend Bag Sponsorship packing event.  We walked through the room to ensure the stations were set up with the necessary supplies: tables… Read more »

We Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends

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Food banks survive thanks to the help and hard work of warehouse volunteers. They come for a variety of reasons and have diverse backgrounds yet unite to help end hunger in the Washington metro area. These volunteers are the driving force behind our food distribution and allow us to feed thousands daily. On arrival, volunteers… Read more »

Feel Like Making a Difference?

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On Friday, February 17 we hosted a group of young teenagers all the way from Outlook, Canada! We also had a father join us with his two young sons. The volunteers packed 640 Weekend Bags as evidenced in the slideshow below! Why did two such different groups decide to volunteer at the food bank? Read some testimonies to find out: Volunteering is for a… Read more »