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  • May 22, 2020

    “My Job Is to Make Sure They Get Fed” – Behind the Scenes of the CAFB’s Hunger Lifeline

    When our neighbors need food assistance for themselves or a loved one, the Hunger Lifeline is often the first number they call. Since COVID-19 began to fundamentally shift the world around us, the number of calls coming through this line have tripled – and show no signs of slowing down. Take an inside look behind the scenes.

  • April 24, 2020

    Volunteer Spotlight: Faces of Service in the Time of COVID-19

    Volunteers have always been part of the backbone that supports the food bank's work. However, this #VolunteerAppreciationWeek is a special one as our amazing and dedicated volunteers have stepped up selflessly to ensure that their neighbors don't go hungry during the current pandemic. Take an #InsideLook at three of our volunteers who are lending a helping hand.

  • March 31, 2020

    Look for the Helpers: Local Community Bands Together to Help Feed Our Neighbors

    With many of our neighbors more vulnerable than ever during this pandemic, our community has stepped up in big ways to help. Check out these 5 amazing ways the local community has come together to assist those struggling during these uncertain times.

  • March 8, 2020

    Investing in Brighter Futures for Women and Girls

    On International Women's Day, CAFB President & CEO Radha Muthiah reflects on the true potential of women and girls across the world and in our own region when provided with the good food and support they need to flourish and thrive.

  • February 26, 2020

    CAFB Hunger Heat Map: Making An Invisible Problem More Visible

    Hunger stretches across the map of our area. But in a region known for its affluence, that can be challenging to see. The CAFB's Hunger Heat Map reveals the breadth of this 'invisible problem'—and lets us know where help is most needed.

  • February 12, 2020

    Coming Full Circle: Wanda’s Story

    For most of her life, Wanda spent time giving back. But when an illness caused her to lose her vision, the community that she had supported became her lifeline.

  • January 30, 2020

    CAFB Through the Years – 40 Years of Growth & Service

    From humble beginnings in a modest warehouse to serving almost half a million area residents, read on to learn how the CAFB grew to become the anchor of our region's hunger relief infrastructure.

  • January 21, 2020

    Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    It was a privilege to join our community on January 21st in honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy as we kicked off our 40th year – and as we strive to do every day. We’re deeply proud to serve this community, and never more so than when we’re reminded that the roots of that service lie in the pursuit of justice.

  • January 15, 2020

    The CAFB’s 40th Anniversary: Food Moves Us Forward

    Forty years ago today, on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, a group of interfaith leaders from across the region opened the doors of the CAFB. Our goal then, as it is now: to ensure that people have the food they need to thrive.