Posts Categorized: Volunteering

Super Bowl Champion Helps In Struggle Against Hunger

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  Talking about a player who gives back! Super Bowl 44 Champion Usama Young is in town and will stop by the food bank tomorrow to help pack and sort food.  Young is in town for  his annual Stay Focused Football & Cheer Camp, which is part of the Usama Young Youth Foundation, and includes a series of… 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 »

Help Needed in Volunteer Programs!

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Volunteers are the backbone of the Capital Area Food Bank.  They save the organization time and money by filling essential roles and enabling us to annually distribute nearly 30 million pounds of food to more than 478,000 people.  As we move into the summer months, the increase in the availability of volunteers has resulted in the need… Read more »

Fresh, Local Produce Is Just Around The Corner

Posted by & filed under Food Distributions, Healthy Eating, Volunteering.

Slipping along icy sidewalks every morning on my walk to the Metro, I know I’m not the only person eagerly awaiting the first signs of spring. As a native Virginian, every year I look forward to the first spinach and strawberries, knowing that the local, seasonal produce will have been worth the wait. But I’ve… Read more »

Cooking Matters Satellite Site Takes Off at Shaw Middle School

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The Capital Area Food Bank has been a long-time partner of Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters – formerly Operation Frontline – program.  This partnership, which provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to make healthier choices and prepare healthier meals, began in 1993 and the demand for Cooking Matters classes has been growing since.  The food bank is projected… Read more »

It Takes A Hockey Team

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Recently, the Washington Capitals sponsored a canned food drive benefiting the food bank at the Verizon Center.  I haven’t been to a hockey game since the early 1990’s and I did not know what to expect.  Every team has a personality and I was about to experience Capitals personality at its best!  The Caps were… Read more »

Packing Food for Virginia Youth

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Kids Cafe® is kicking it up to high gear. The prolonged economic downturn means that more students are at risk of hunger.  You can help! Get involved in your local community by assisting in the distribution of non-perishable food to afterschool programs.  Kids Cafe is seeking volunteers for our Northern Virginia warehouse every Tuesday from 1… Read more »

Three Ways To Help This Holiday Season

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Are you interested in getting involved with the Capital Area Food Bank this holiday season? Here are three easy ways to get started! 1. Donate Food -Host a food drive: download the food drive kit. -Donate to an existing food drive, check out our current campaigns. 2. Donate Time -You can volunteer at either of… Read more »

Social Media Helps CAFB Attract New Supporters

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Over the past year, you may have noticed significant changes to our website – blogging, online donations, event registration, easier navigation and even a volunteer calendar!  Did you know we have a Facebook page?  Thanks to generous support from the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation, the food bank has finally entered the world… Read more »

Volunteers Making a World of Difference

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I want to take a moment to thank the 12,000 + volunteers that supported the Capital Area Food Bank over the last year!  Our volunteers make a huge difference at the food bank and their support is critical to our ability to reach our mission. This summer we held our first-ever Volunteer Appreciation event, which gave… Read more »