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  • September 25, 2020

    Voices of Advocacy: Odessa Davis

    The CAFB Client Leadership Council brings together people with an array of perspectives and experiences from across the region, and seeks to empower members through a ten-month advocacy training program. We spoke with Odessa Davis, one of the CLC's newest members, to learn what inspires her to raise her voice for change

  • August 17, 2020

    5 Steps to Host a Digital Food Drive for Neighbors In Need

    It's not always easy or efficient to collect canned goods and pantry staples from friends, family, and colleagues—especially with current restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But a growing number of our neighbors need your help to get the good food they need. When you host a digital food drive, you can engage your community from far and wide to help provide meals for thousands of people in our region.

  • July 9, 2020

    How One Local Teen Turned 200 Miles into 75,000 Meals for Neighbors in Need

    Like so many people this past Spring, Tess Weinreich had her junior year of high school turned upside down when the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic caused classes to move online and extracurricular activities to be cancelled indefinitely. But rather than let these circumstances get her down, the rising senior rallies her community to help support her neighbors in need.

  • June 24, 2020

    Volunteer Spotlight: Rob Britton

    CAFB volunteer Rob Britton was on site for his 5th week volunteering in a row, with the city was still under lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke with him about what motivates him to spend his time helping neighbors in need.

  • June 16, 2020

    Moving Forward in a New World: Our Continued COVID-19 Response

    As many of us explore the first phrases of re-opening and move forward in a new world, the food bank is laying the groundwork to meet the needs of our neighbors - both those we were serving previously and those who are newly food insecure in the wake of the pandemic.

  • 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.