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 45 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
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 16th Annual Legal Food Frenzy runs from Monday, April 18 to Friday, April 29, 2022. 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, DC metropolitan region. From May 1–31, 2022, law firms & legal professionals will compete to win…Learn More About Food From The Bar DC
From Our Blog
3 Simple Ways to Take Action for #HungerActionMonthSeptember is Hunger Action Month! Each September, people across the country join together to raise awareness about hunger and take action to help solve it. In our region, a staggering…Read More About 3 Simple Ways to Take Action for #HungerActionMonth
CEO’s Reflections: Summer Meals and Future DreamsOn a recent evening, I found myself surrounded by the energy of children enjoying a warm summer night. We were at an event for the food bank’s Summer Meals program,…Read More About CEO’s Reflections: Summer Meals and Future Dreams