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Capital Area Food Bank

Good food today. Brighter futures tomorrow.

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The Capital Area Food Bank leads our region’s efforts to provide equitable access to food and opportunity to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Each year, we source and distribute the food for more than 50 million meals.

How we’re helping people in need

Together with more than 400 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.

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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 more than 50 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

400+ Food Assistance Partners

Creating Hunger Solutions for Tomorrow.

While food is essential, we know it takes more than food to solve hunger. Employment, health, housing, and other issues can all contribute to the conditions that cause food insecurity. If we’re going to solve hunger, we have to address its root causes. Which is why we’ve developed programs and partnerships designed to help people meet their food needs today while also getting access to services that can help them build paths out of food insecurity tomorrow.

Nutrition Education

Good nutrition helps people thrive. So nutrition is at the core of our mission.

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Farms & Gardening

From nearby farms to backyard gardens, we’re committed to helping people get the produce they need for good health.

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Food+ Partnerships

We partner with organizations that provide skills training, health screenings, financial advice, and more to address the root causes of hunger and food insecurity.

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Food has the power to transform lives.

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They gave us more than food—they gave us hope.

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Events & Campaigns

  • 2024 Senior Hunger Conference

    Capital Area Food Bank will hold a convening conference on food insecurity among seniors in Washington, DC. This gathering aims to understand the current landscape of organizations that are serving…
    Learn More About 2024 Senior Hunger Conference
  • 2023 Regional College Hunger Conference

    The Capital Area Food Bank and The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area are pleased to welcome higher education leaders and other stakeholders to the 2023 Regional College…
    Learn More About 2023 Regional College Hunger Conference
  • Legal Food Frenzy

    The 17th Annual Legal Food Frenzy runs from Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 28, 2023. Click here to register.
    Learn More About Legal Food Frenzy

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