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
2021 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, 2021, law firms & legal professionals will compete…Learn More About 2021 Food From The Bar DC
Host a Digital Food DriveDigital food drives can be hosted anywhere, so your reach isn’t limited to those who can make it to you! Friends and family across the country or on another continent…Learn More About Host a Digital Food Drive
From Our Blog
What’s Inside? Get a Look into an Emergency Food BoxLast year, the food bank distributed 52 million meals - more than any other time in our history – and demand hasn’t slowed down. The unique challenges of this pandemic…Read More About What’s Inside? Get a Look into an Emergency Food Box
Forty Years on, Giant Is Still the Best Kind of FriendAnyone with strong friendships knows that the closest ones are with people who share our deeply held values, show up in both good and tough times, and provide support and…Read More About Forty Years on, Giant Is Still the Best Kind of Friend