Posts By: Jodi Balis

The $16 Bag

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  How many meals can you make for $16? This is a question that may cause many of us to scratch our heads and think.  But for our clients who use SNAP benefits to stretch their food dollars, the answer might just mean their next meal. This is why the food bank’s Nutrition Education Department… Read more »

An AmeriCorps Member’s Reflections

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A goodbye message from our AmeriCorps Patrick O’Leary. Patrick helped to bring Operation Frontine, a six-week cooking and nutrition class that teaches skills and knowledge about eating healthy on a budget. It is hard to believe that almost an entire year has gone by since I first arrived at the Capital Area Food Bank.  Since… Read more »

Every Day ServSafe

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Three weeks ago, partner organizations came together to attend Every Day ServSafe.  The original 8-16 hour food safety course was developed by the National Restaurant Association and gears lessons towards food service operations in restaurants.  Information within the original ServSafe course is really dense and really specific. . . there is an entire chapter dedicated… Read more »