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Media Coverage

July 26, 2015 – Townhall Magazine – Harris Teeter, Washington Nationals Team Up to Fight Hunger

July 23, 2015 – Bethesda Magazine – Small Bites: Not Your Average Joe’s at Silver Spring’s Ellsworth Place?

July 22, 2015 – The Diamondback – Service initiative gives UMD workers paid leave to help the community

July 19, 2015 – Emerald Planet – Food Deserts Be Gone: Farm-to-Fork Movement and Farmers’ Markets; Fresh Food Abundance in the Inner Cities

July 17, 2015 – WAMU 88.5 FM – Where Is Food Insecurity Greatest In The D.C. Region? There’s A Map For That

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News Releases

7/13/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank is Participating in the MD Free Summer Meals Program
Following a long tradition, the Capital Area Food Bank today announced that it will once again provide a feeding program to children throughout the Washington metro area. The Summer Food Service Program , for which the food bank will be an acting program sponsor, is funded by the US Deptment of Agriculture.

7/13/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank is Participating in the MD Free Summer Meals Program
Children who are part of households that receive Food Supplement Program or Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meals. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program.)

6/24/2015 – PricewaterhouseCoopers Helps Capital Area Food Bank Provide 80,000 Meals to Children in Need
Nearly 200 PricewaterhouseCoopers’ employees gathered at the Tyson’s Corner Marriott on Friday, June 19 to pack 10,000 bags for the Capital Area Food Bank’s Weekend Bag program, which provides bags of healthy groceries to children in need over the weekend.

6/18/2015 – SHOPPERS, Capital Area Food Bank to Launch Mobile Feeding Bus for Children in Need
To address this growing need, Shoppers® Food & Pharmacy, a trusted local grocer in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area, along with the Capital Area Food Bank will unveil an innovative new mobile feeding program this Monday, June 22, at the Signal Hill Shoppers store in Manassas, Virginia.

6/9/2015 – Local Legal Community Exceeds Fundraising Goal in Food From the Bar Campaign to Fight Hunger for the Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank today announced the final amount raised through the Washington legal community’s annual fundraising campaign, Food From The Bar, in partnership with over 45 local law firms, law schools, and other legal professionals. The month-long campaign, in partnership with The National Law Journal, raised $260,000 to help the Food Bank reach those at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area this summer.

5/22/2015 – Wegmans Alexandria to Deliver Over 15,000 Pounds of Food to the Capital Area Food Bank
Wegmans Food Markets will deliver a truckload of 15,877 pounds of nonperishable food to the Capital Area Food Bank, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, on Thursday, May 28 at 12 PM. The delivery will take place at the CAFB’s Northern Virginia location and is the first donation from Wegmans’ new Alexandria store, which opens June 14.

5/20/2015 – Open and Open Restricted D.C. Free Summer Meals Program Sites
Following a long tradition, the Capital Area Food Bank today announced that it will once again provide a feeding program to children throughout the Washington metro area. The Summer Food Service Program , for which the food bank will be an acting program sponsor, is funded by the US Department of Agriculture. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.

5/20/2015 – Closed Enrolled D.C. Free Summer Meals Program Sites
Following a long tradition, the Capital Area Food Bank today announced that it will once again provide a feeding program to children throughout the Washington metro area. The Summer Food Service Program, for which the food bank will be an acting program sponsor, is funded by the US Department of Agriculture. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.

5/8/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Mourns the Loss of Hannah Hawkins
The Capital Area Food Bank expresses deep regret for the loss of Hannah Hawkins, Founder and Executive Director of Children of Mine Youth Center, Inc. Ms. Hawkins served on the board of the CAFB from 2008 through 2015.

5/5/2015 – Busboys & Poets Founder Andy Shallal Joins Washington Area’s Largest Hunger Relief Organization to Mobilize Next Generation
Policy makers, business leaders and over 350 community leaders from soup kitchens, food pantries and other non-profit service providers will gather Friday, May 15 at 8:00 am for the Capital Area Food Bank’s annual Hunger Summit to discuss Hunger and the Next Generation.

4/28/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Launches Campaign-Wide Kickoff With DC Law Community and National Law Journal to Fight Hunger Locally
Dozens of law firms are competing in the annual Food From The Bar campaign to raise the most funds and food for the Capital Area Food Bank. The legal community has set the ambitious goal of raising $200,000 (the equivalent of 500,000 meals) to help the food bank help those at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area.

4/27/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Receives $1 Million Donation to Distribute More Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Washington, DC, April 27 – Bill Conway, Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, announced a $1 million donation to the Capital Area Food Bank yesterday, citing the organization’s commitment to health and wellness.

4/24/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Receives $20,000 Grant from Hunger Is to Fight Childhood Hunger
Hunger Is, a joint charitable campaign of The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, helps CAFB address hunger in Washington metro area

4/24/2015 – Washington Metro Area’s Largest Hunger Relief Organization Announces Budget Increases for Senior Food Programs
The Capital Area Food Bank today announced expansion plans for its three senior hunger programs: Grocery Plus (aka the Commodity Supplemental Food Program), the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and the Senior Brown Bag Program.

4/8/2015 – Baltimore Ravens John Urschel Joins Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Representatives from Capital Area Food Bank and Maryland Food Bank to Kick Off the Great American Milk Drive
The Great American Milk Drive Makes it Easy for Shoppers to Give a Gallon of Nutrient-Rich Milk to Local Food Banks While Visiting Local Shoppers Locations

4/2/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Applauds Mayor Bowser for Committment to Nutritious Food for DC Residents
The Capital Area Food Bank applauds and thanks Mayor Bowser and her administration for their commitment to the health of DC residents. Creating access to healthy foods and opportunities for nutrition education in areas where food options are limited is critical to alleviating hunger and improving health behaviors and practices. Solving hunger underpins health, education and employment: the building blocks of our city. The Capital Area Food Bank looks forward to supporting the Mayor’s commitment by continuing to provide nutritious food to children, families, and food insecure individuals throughout Washington, DC.

3/25/2015 – Custom Fit to Solve Hunger
The Capital Area Food Bank’s 12th Annual Blue Jeans Ball strengthens the community to solving hunger on a night featuring fashionable denim and the Washington metro area’s top restaurants.

3/20/2015 – Smithfield Foods and THEALUMRUN™ Team Up with Capital Area Food Bank to Fight Hunger in the Washington Metro Region
THEALUMRUN™, the premier national road race series focused on college and university alumni, students and sports fans, debuts in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2015 with runners from over 150 schools. The day before the race, however, prospective runners from rival schools will come together as friends to help fight hunger in the Washington metro region.

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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