Capital Area Food Bank
Good food today. Brighter futures tomorrow.See how
Hunger exists in every zip code in our region.
How we’re helping people in need
Together with over 450 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 over 30 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
450+ 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.
Make a difference in your community.
Events & Campaigns
2020 Food From The Bar DCFood From the Bar is the legal community’s response to hunger in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. From May 1 – 31, 2020, law firms & legal professionals will compete…Learn More About 2020 Food From The Bar DC
A Party Against HungerYou could spend a regular day making an impact in so many ways: Donate your lunch fund when you #skiplunch; Make your next birthday, bar/bat mizvah, or any get together…Learn More About A Party Against Hunger
From Our Blog
“My Job Is to Make Sure They Get Fed” – Behind the Scenes of the CAFB’s Hunger LifelineWhen our neighbors need food assistance for themselves or a loved one, the Capital Area Food Bank’s Hunger Lifeline is often the first number they call. Manned by a small…Read More About “My Job Is to Make Sure They Get Fed” – Behind the Scenes of the CAFB’s Hunger Lifeline
In This Together: Responding to COVID-19It's hard to believe that it’s only been about eight weeks since the impacts of COVID-19 began to fundamentally shift the world around us. For the food bank, things have…Read More About In This Together: Responding to COVID-19