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January 22, 2015 – Brookland Bridge – Busboys and Poets to Open with New Year’s Eve Party

January 9, 2015 – Jewish Food Experience – Sample Our City, Feed Our Nation

January 8, 2015 – The Gazette – Suitland food bank loses delivery van, still serves hungry

January 7, 2015 – The Washington Post – FreshFarm Markets founders to retire this year

January 5, 2015 – The Washington Times – National Symphony to open new year in DC’s Brookland, NoMa

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News Releases

2/27/2015 – Local Law Schools to Join Fight Against Hunger in Volunteer Service Day Competition
Law school students in the District will take a break from the classroom to volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank as part of the Food From the Bar campaign, which collects food and funds for more than half a million children, families and seniors at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area. To get an early start on the competition, students will participate in a volunteer service day at the CAFB’s Northeast Washington facility. Activities will include packing and sorting food for the food bank’s child hunger programs; and Face Hunger, an interactive workshop that educates groups about hunger and its many causes.

2/27/2015 – Empty Bowls Debuts in Northern Virginia
The Empty Bowls Springfield event brings together artists, local restaurants and the community to help tackle the issue of hunger in the Washington metro region. For a minimum donation of $25, guests will savor delicious soups and breads from the areas hottest restaurants and leave with unique, handcrafted bowls donated by local artists. Guests keep their bowls as a reminder of how they helped fill empty bowls in the community. All proceeds from the sale of the art bowls go directly to the CAFB.

2/26/2015 – Attorney General Mark Herring to host lunchtime rally for Northern Virginia attorneys participating in the 9th Annual Legal Food Frenzy
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will convene attorneys across Northern Virginia at Reed Smith LLP to kick off the 9th annual Legal Food Frenzy, a campaign that raises food and funds for the Capital Area Food Bank. The campaign runs from March 30, 2015 through April 10, 2015 and rallies the community together to help tackle the issue of local hunger.

2/10/2015 – Empty Bowls Invades Bethesda – Capital Area Food Bank Expands Popular Event Featuring Hand-Crafted Bowls and Soups from Areas Hippest Restaurants
A very cool collision of area potters, Bethesda Businesses, local restaurants and people who care about hunger. The Empty Bowls Bethesda lunch event brings together artists, local restaurants and the community to help tackle the issue of hunger in the Washington metro region. For a minimum donation of $25, guests will savor delicious soups and breads from the areas hottest restaurants and leave with unique, handcrafted bowls donated by local artists. Guests keep their bowls as a reminder of how they helped fill empty bowls in the community.

2/9/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Partners with Legal Community to Take on Hunger and Nutrition
Dozens of firms are leading the charge in raising food, funds and contributing to the cutting edge discussion on hunger in the region as citizens wake up to the fact that hunger is not only a symptom of poverty, but a leading cause of it, and is also driving health care costs through the ceiling.

1/15/2015 – Mayor Bowser Proclaims January 15 Capital Area Food Bank Day as Organization Marks 35 Years of Service
The Capital Area Food Bank, the Washington metro region’s hub for food distribution and nutrition education, will mark its 35th anniversary January 15 as more than 540,000 people – 12 percent of the area’s population – turn to its food assistance partners to feed themselves and their families. The need continues to grow; the CAFB’s Hunger Lifeline, an emergency food referral service, has seen a 57 percent increase in calls in just the last year alone.

12/11/2014 – Star of TLC’s Hit Show Breaking Amish to Help Nourish Residents in Need
Kate Stoltz of TLC’s hit show BREAKING AMISH will join a select group of DC area residents at the Capital Area Food Bank on Thursday, December 11 for a day of community service – sorting and packing food to help families facing hunger this holiday season. The volunteers – winners of a TLC sweepstakes and their guests – will join Kate for a three-hour work session dedicated to packing food fro the more than 540,000 families, children and seniors who seek food assistance from the Capital Area Food Bank’s network of 500 partner agencies across the Washington metro area.

12/10/2014 – Capital Area Food Bank’s New Partnership with Rideshare Company Makes Donating Food During the Holidays Uber-easy
The Capital Area Food Bank, the region’s largest hunger organization, has partnered with Uber, the rising ridesharing company, to help get food to children, seniors and families during the holiday rush.

10/24/2014 – Wizards Players & Military Personnel to Volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank
As part of NBA Cares and the league’s commitment to service, Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman, players Dejuan Blair, Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, Glen Rice, Garrett Temple and Martell Webster will be joined by military personnel, Wizard Girls, G-Wiz and local students from Browne Educational Campus to help pack bags for the Capital Area Food Bank’s Weekend Bag Program, which ensures that nearly 2,000 children have food to eat over the weekend when they don’t have access to school meals.

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