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 30 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
Choruses for Care & Compassion“You might not hear us singing, but our voices have never been louder!” Washington DC is not only the nation’s capital but also the “choral capital” of the country, boasting…Learn More About Choruses for Care & Compassion
2020 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, 2020, law firms & legal professionals will compete…Learn More About 2020 Food From The Bar DC
From Our Blog
“My Name Is Hunger”: Reflections of Aaron R, the CAFB’s Poet in ResidenceWorld Food Day, held annually on October 16, is a day of collective global action focused on the promotion of worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger…Read More About “My Name Is Hunger”: Reflections of Aaron R, the CAFB’s Poet in Residence
Voices of Advocacy: Odessa DavisTo amplify the voices of those it serves, the Capital Area Food Bank is convening a Client Leadership Council (CLC). The CLC brings together people with an array of perspectives…Read More About Voices of Advocacy: Odessa Davis