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
Legal Food FrenzyThe 15th Annual Legal Food Frenzy runs from April 1 - 30, 2021. 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, 2021, law firms & legal professionals will compete…Learn More About Food From The Bar DC
From Our Blog
A Morning at the MarketplaceOn the first Saturday of each month on L Street NW between New Jersey Avenue and First Street you’ll find the food bank’s DC Community Marketplace, where we provide fresh,…Read More About A Morning at the Marketplace
Hunger Report 2021: A Closer Look at the Changing Face of HungerThe food first bank’s first Hunger Report, released in July of 2020, sounded the alarm on a growing hunger crisis in our region as COVID-19 sent shockwaves through our economy…Read More About Hunger Report 2021: A Closer Look at the Changing Face of Hunger