The Capital Area Food Bank distributes 42 million pounds of food each year to communities in need– one-third of which is fresh fruits and vegetables. We work through community partners – including schools, faith-based organizations, community centers– which receive over 30 different varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables! Our produce spans across the Washington metro area helping to improve the health and wellness of seniors, children, and families in high-need areas.
We are excited to explore the breadth of our fruits and vegetables distribution through our new interactive infographic – Flow of Produce. Hover over each graph for more information, and click on the filters showing distribution methods to learn more about the specific types of fruits and vegetables we distribute. For example, click on the Community Marketplace button to learn about sourcing methods and types of produce that is provided in these farmer’s market-type settings.