About Us

Mission. Results. Goal.

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to create access to good, healthy food for people in every community.

The Need

Many of the food bank’s 500 partner agencies report they are seeing a tremendous increase in those seeking food assistance, from 30 to 100 percent. This increase is due to: job loss, the economy, high cost of housing, lack of health care and other issues. The CAFB’s motto is Together we can solve hunger.

CAFB by the Numbers

The Capital Area Food Bank:

  • Annually distributes 42 million pounds of food, equivalent to 35 million meals
  • Of which, 17 million pounds are fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Serves over 500,000 people in the region struggling with hunger
  • Spends 92 cents of each dollar raised for food distribution, transportation and programs