Capital Area Food Bank
Good food today. Brighter futures tomorrow.See how
Hunger exists in every zip code in our region.
Hunger stretches across the map of our area. That’s why our network of nonprofit partners does, too. Take a look to learn more about the scope of need in our region.
How we’re helping people in need
Together with more than 400 local partners, we’re providing the food people need to thrive today. We’re also working with partners to pair food with services that can create permanent pathways out of hunger tomorrow.Learn about our work
Providing Good Food To Help Today.
Distributing Food Where It’s Needed Most
With the help of farmers, wholesalers, restaurants, community members, and others, we source the food for more than 50 million meals each year. And thanks to our hundreds of partners in the community, we’re able to get that food to the individuals and families who need it most.Nonprofit Distribution Partners Direct Distribution Programs
400+ Food Assistance Partners
Creating Hunger Solutions for Tomorrow.
Good nutrition helps people thrive. So nutrition is at the core of our mission.
Farms & Gardening
From nearby farms to backyard gardens, we’re committed to helping people get the produce they need for good health.
We partner with organizations that provide skills training, health screenings, financial advice, and more to address the root causes of hunger and food insecurity.
Food has the power to transform lives.See Our Impact
They gave us more than food—they gave us hope.
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Events & Campaigns
2022 Regional College Hunger ConferenceThe Capital Area Food Bank and The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area are pleased to have your institution represented at the 2022 Regional College Hunger Conference. The…Learn More About 2022 Regional College Hunger Conference
Legal Food FrenzyThe 17th Annual Legal Food Frenzy runs from Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 28, 2023. Click here to register.Learn More About Legal Food Frenzy
Food From The Bar DCFood From the Bar is the legal community’s response to hunger in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. From May 1–31, 2023, law firms & legal professionals will compete to win…Learn More About Food From The Bar DC
From Our Blog
From Closet to Free Grocery Store: Haymarket Regional Food PantryThe Haymarket Regional Food Pantry started in a closet. Over nearly two decades, it has grown to serve tens of thousands of people in Northern Virginia each year – but…Read More About From Closet to Free Grocery Store: Haymarket Regional Food Pantry
Meet this year’s Client Leadership Council (Part 2)During Capitol Hill lobbying meetings and in conversations with regional lawmakers, members of our Client Leadership Council have been building their advocacy skills by sharing their lived experiences with elected…Read More About Meet this year’s Client Leadership Council (Part 2)