About Us

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Photograph by Morgan H. West


It’s here, right where we live. It affects every single neighborhood in our region. It impacts people of every age, race, religion, and ethnicity.

And it hurts. Hunger robs children of a chance to learn, undermines health, and makes getting and holding good jobs hard.

So we’re taking hunger off the map.

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. By partnering with 444 community organizations in DC, MD, and VA, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12% of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents.

Join the movement. Learn more about the Capital Area Food Bank below.

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We’re a Next Generation Food Bank

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