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
Choruses for Care & Compassion“You might not hear us singing, but our voices have never been louder!” Washington DC is not only the nation’s capital but also the “choral capital” of the country, boasting…Learn More About Choruses for Care & Compassion
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
From Our Blog
Volunteer Spotlight: Q & A with Jan AugustineVolunteers are part of the backbone that supports the food bank’s work – packing boxes, sorting food, and staffing Community Markets and other distributions year-round. Since the start of the…Read More About Volunteer Spotlight: Q & A with Jan Augustine
Voices of Advocacy: James LittlejohnAs a veteran who has experienced homelessness and food insecurity, James Littlejohn understands what it means to keep persevering in tough circumstances. He also knows how important it is to…Read More About Voices of Advocacy: James Littlejohn