Posts Tagged: Kids Cafe

Capital One Feeds Kids Over the Weekend in Ward 8

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It was a Thursday afternoon in March, and you could feel the excitement building as project coordinators from Capital One and the Capital Area Food Bank prepared the conference room for the second Weekend Bag Sponsorship packing event.  We walked through the room to ensure the stations were set up with the necessary supplies: tables… Read more »

Northern Virginia Kids Cafe Site Does More than Feed Kids

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The Capital Area Food Bank serves 28 Kids Cafe sites throughout Northern Virginia.  Community Lodgings, a Kids Cafe site located in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, served almost 10,000 meals last year through their after school program.   Community Lodgings also offers a Transitional Housing Program, which was featured in the January 9 “Hero Central” segment… Read more »

Volunteers Needed

Posted by & filed under Volunteering, Warehouse.

The Capital Area Food Bank is currently in need of volunteers for this Friday, January 6 from 1 – 4 pm; and Saturday, January 7 from 9 – 12 am.  We are looking for individuals or large groups to help pack bags for our Kids Cafe and Weekend Bag Programs.  If you are still on vacation or… Read more »

Integrated Services at Work in Ward 8

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Through funding from Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Eating in Hard Times Program, the food bank’s community outreach programs are combining education, outreach and capacity building activities with access to fresh produce to our target pilot sites.  This  two-year pilot initiative is focusing on Ward 8 communities and seeks to work closely with our targeted partners to… Read more »

The Fruit Party Parfait

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Kids.

I’d like to share with you all a video that one of our Kids Cafe® sites created of our September Snack Box lesson – the Fruit Party Parfait. Check it out below.   The Snack Box program delivers healthy snack ingredients along with recipes and educational materials to Kids Café sites so that site leaders… Read more »

Nourishing Our Future

Posted by & filed under Food Distributions, Healthy Eating, Kids, Public Policy, Uncategorized.

  School is back in session.  Pop quiz!  How many children live in food insecure homes in the United States?   What percentage of children live in food insecure households in Washington, D.C.?  According to the USDA statistics, about 16 million children live in food insecure households.  This means that they don’t know where their next… Read more »

Farm Youth Initiative in Full Swing

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In the classroom and out on the farm, kids are learning why it’s better to opt for a fresh apple when choosing snacks. We just finished our eighth week of the Farm Youth Initiative and despite this summer’s heat, our kids seem to love getting out of the city to visit Clagett Farm.  A joint… Read more »

Washington Nationals Team Up with the Food Bank!

Posted by & filed under Kids, Uncategorized, Volunteering, Warehouse.

For the past three years, the Washington Nationals have partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to organize food drives during the summer months when our food  donations are typically slow.  But not only do they assist in donating food, the Nats team players put the food where their mouth is and donate their time by volunteering in the… Read more »