News Releases 2013

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11/5/13 – Results Gym Helps Zero Out Hunger with Zumba Fundraiser
Results Gym on Capitol Hill will open its doors to the public from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Nov. 16 and host Zumba to Zero Out Hunger, a one-hour dance-fitness class to raise money and awareness for the Capital Area Food Bank.

11/5/13 – Capital One Bank Helps D.C. Residents Get More for Their Money This Week at Area Food Trucks
To help consumers get more for their money, Capital One Bank is offering extras with people’s lunch purchases all week at three D.C.-area food trucks. Starting Tuesday, November 5 and running through Thursday, November 7, foodies can upgrade their lunchtime meal or snack.

10/24/13 – Howard G. Buffet Foundation Awards $190,000 Grant to Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank today was awarded a $190,000 grant by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private family foundation working to improve standards of living and the quality of life for the world’s most impoverished and marginalized populations.

10/16/13 – Capital Area Food Bank is Ramping Up to Meet Increased Demand for Food
The Capital Area Food Bank is calling on area businesses, individuals and foundations to help it ramp up its food supply in the event that the government shutdown continues.

10/9/13 – Capital Area Food Bank Awarded LEED Silver Designation
Turner Construction Company, Engineering News-Record’s leading Green Contractor, received notice that the recently completed Capital Area Food Bank achieved LEED-NC Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council.

10/7/13 – Capital Area Food Bank Calls on Furloughed Workers to Volunteer
Nancy Roman, President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank, today welcomed any furloughed federal employee who is able to volunteer, to visit one of the two food bank locations in the Washington metro area and spend some time sorting donated food and packing weekend bags.

9/27/13 – Capital Area Food Bank Hosts Northern Virginia Hunger Summit, Panel Discussion on Food Waste
The Capital Area Food Bank hosted its 10th Annual Northern Virginia Hunger Summit, which highlighted the food bank’s commitment to identifying internal food waste reducation and external food waste reallocation among its primary strategic goals.

9/23/13 – Hunger Action Month Ends with Official Weigh-in
The Maryland State Police and the State Highway Administration gathered at the Capital Area Food Bank and three Maryland Food Bank locations for an official weigh-in of food donations collected during Hunger Action Month 2013.

9/21/13 – Pack the Pantries Food Drives to Benefit the Capital Area Food Bank
“Day to Serve” is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Volunteers at two locations packed 1,300 emergency food boxes for distribution by the Capital Area Food Bank.

9/20/13 – Rent-A-Center Donates $20,000 and 10 Freezers to Capital Area Food Bank
Rent-A-Center donated $20,000 to the Capital Area Food Bank, in addition to 10 freezers which will be distributed to CAFB partner agencies. The Capital Area Food Bank is one of eleven food banks across the nation that is benefiting from $250,000 of Rent-A-Center funding for hunger relief this year. In support of Hunger Action Month this September, Rent-A-Center is also conducting a grassroots virtual hunger-relief campaign that encourages teh collection of cash donations at its 3,000-plus stores. The funds from this “Soup to Nuts” campaign will be distributed to food banks in the U.S. at the end of September.

8/28/13 – September is Hunger Action Month
The Capital Area Food Bank will join with civic and business leaders from the Washington metro area, and hunger advocates across the country this September to raise awareness of the issue of hunger affecting more than 50 million people in the US and 700,000 here in the nation’s capital and surrounding region.

7/17/13 - NFL Hometown Heroes Return Home to Help Nourish Residents in Need
Washington Redskins Josh Morgan and New York Giants Marvin Austin volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank.

7/9/13 – Bank of America Student Leaders Support DC Community by Volunteering at Capital Area Food Bank
The 200 participating students are part of a national program through which Bank of America recognizes high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving their own local communities.

7/8/13 – Skip Lunch, Feed a Bunch
The Capital Area Food Bank will host its annual Skip Lunch, Feed a Bunch campaign, in which individuals team up to donate what they would normally spend on lunch and compete to be the highest contributing team.

6/20/13 – Oakland Raiders Safety Volunteers at the Capital Area Food Bank
Superbowl 44 Champion Usama Young returns home to help nourish residents in need.

6/11/13 – Capital Area Food Bank Hosts Fifth Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive Kick Off
This year’s campaign will be sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture.

5/21/13 – Capital Area Food Bank Participates in Summer Food Service Program Funded by the US Department of Agriculture
Following a long tradition, the Capital Area Food Bank’s Food for Kids Department today announced that it will once again provide a feeding program to children throughout the Washington metro area.

5/21/13 – Food Lion Sponsors Food Distribution at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, MD
Food Lion donated $5,000 in food donations and gift cards to the Capital Area Food Bank’s mobile pantry site at Gwynn Park High School. The donations helped to feed 200 local families.

4/26/13 – Capital Area Food Bank Hosts 33rd Annual Metropolitan Area Hunger Conference
April 26, 2013 at SHABACH! Ministries, Inc. in Landover, MD.

4/3/13 – Darden Supports More than 850 Nonprofits Across the Country Through its Restaurant Community Grants Program
The Capital Area Food Bank receives a $23,000 grant from 23 restaurants across the Washington metro area.

4/3/13 – DC Fitness Studio Adds Class to Benefit Local Food Bank
The Body You Want Fitness Solutions has added a metabolic acceleration class to its Sunday schedule. And instead of charging for the class, participants are asked to bring food for the Capital Area Food Bank.

3/28/13 – Peter Ackerman joins the Capital Area Food Bank’s Board of Directors
Ackerman is the founding investor of FreshDirect, the largest online grocer in the nation.

3/20/13 – The Easter Bunny Makes an Early Delivery to the Capital Area Food Bank
Sauder Eggs is helping in the struggle against hunger by donating more than 280,000 eggs to the Capital Area Food Bank.

2/21/13 – HoneyBaked Donates 10,000 Meals to Washington Metro Area Residents
HoneyBaked will donate 4,000 pounds of ham, equivalent to 10,000 meals, to the Capital Area Food Bank, a member of Feeding America®.

1/31/13 – Safeway Invites Customers to “Round Up” Hunger in Our Community Throughout February
Safeway is again out to prove that a little change can go a long way to help neighbors in need with its annual Round Up Hunger campaign.

1/9/13 – Nancy E. Roman Succeeds Lynn Brantley as President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank
Nancy E. Roman, formerly a senior executive with the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP), is the Capital Area Food Bank’s new President and CEO. She succeeds Lynn Brantley who retired at the end of 2012, after leading the hunger relief efforts in the Washington metro area since 1980.