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 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.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 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.
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
2023 Regional College Hunger ConferenceThe 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 FrenzyThe 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
Food From The Bar DCFood From the Bar is the legal community’s response to hunger in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. From May 1–31, 2023, law firms & legal professionals will compete to win…Learn More About Food From The Bar DC
From Our Blog
Estella’s Story — part of our ‘Hunger is Here’ PSA campaign"We're all human. We get hungry multiple times a day. And some of us don't get to eat multiple times a day.” Estella is many things. She's a student at…Read More About Estella’s Story — part of our ‘Hunger is Here’ PSA campaign
Hunger Report 2023: Food insecurity barely budged amid inflation, end of pandemic aidThe end of the pandemic did not mark the end of staggering levels of food insecurity across the Greater Washington region. One in three residents – 32% – did not…Read More About Hunger Report 2023: Food insecurity barely budged amid inflation, end of pandemic aid