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 16th Annual Legal Food Frenzy runs from Monday, April 18 to Friday, April 29, 2022. 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, 2022, law firms & legal professionals will compete to win…Learn More About Food From The Bar DC
From Our Blog
Voices of Advocacy: Neijan BoydNeijan Boyd, a member of the Capital Area Food Bank’s Client Leadership Council, brings her perspectives to the table as someone who has navigated eviction, homelessness, and shelter living. Neijan…Read More About Voices of Advocacy: Neijan Boyd
Hunger Report 2022: 1 in 3 faced food insecurity across region last yearOne-third of residents across the Greater Washington region experienced some level of food insecurity in 2021, according to findings from a first-of-its-kind general population survey on food insecurity and inequity…Read More About Hunger Report 2022: 1 in 3 faced food insecurity across region last year