A Bus to Get Food Where the Need is Greatest

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CAFB President and CEO Nancy Roman (left) poses in front of the mobile feeding bus with Bob Gleeson, President of Shoppers Food & Pharmacy (right)

Summer can be a carefree time for lots of kids. With school out, many children get to let loose and enjoy time playing outdoors or traveling with their families. For many kids in our region, however, the summer is not such a carefree time. For them, summer recess also means being separated from school meals that many rely on for nourishment. That’s why the Capital Area Food Bank has stepped up to the plate this summer to provide meals in an area in Prince William County, over 12 percent of children under the age of 18 are food insecure.

With support from Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, who generously donated $150,000 for this project, we launched a much needed mobile feeding program today in Manassas, VA. From now until the end of the summer, the CAFB’s very own retrofitted school bus will make daily stops at four pre-selected sites to serve lunch to a total of about 300 kids. The bus allows the food bank to take healthy meals to parts of Prince William County that we were unable to reach before.

This partnership could not have been possible without the generosity of Shoppers. On behalf of the hundreds of children who will be fed this summer along the CAFB mobile feeding bus route, we extend our deepest gratitude to our friends at Shoppers. Thank you for helping to make this summer a bit more carefree for kids in Prince William County!


Visit the Capital Area Food Bank and learn about our cutting-edge work. In addition to a complete walkthrough of the facility and the urban demonstration garden, you’ll get to witness the Hunger Heat Map and learn about the our new Partners for Welness program.

Event Info

Location
4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017
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Date and Time
Thursday, August 6
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

 


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