Posts Categorized: Volunteering

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 »

Reflections After Year One

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After retiring from the U.S. Treasury Department, I sought an opportunity to help people at risk of hunger. This came when a position opened at the Capital Area Food Bank earlier this year. After serving as the Part Time Volunteer Coordinator for nine months, I am personally gratified and get to continually witness the impact… 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 »

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 »

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 »