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  • September 20, 2021

    Curbside Groceries expands to Prince George’s County, MD

    A new option for affordable groceries has arrived in Maryland! The food bank is thrilled to announce the expansion of its Curbside Groceries initiative into Prince George’s County. Curbside Groceries, which currently operates in DC’s Ward 8, is a mobile grocery truck designed to create equitable access to nutritious food at affordable prices by serving residents in areas with few nutritious grocery options.

  • September 20, 2021

    3 Simple Ways to Take Action for #HungerActionMonth

    September Hunger is Action Month, a time when people across the country join together to raise awareness about hunger in our communities, and take action to help solve it. With so many of our neighbors continuing to experience high levels of need due to the ongoing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s never been a better – or more important – time to take part.

  • September 20, 2021

    Jubilee Housing: Feeding Kids and Supporting Community

    Food bank partner Jubilee Housing has continued to serve children throughout the pandemic, providing hot meals and snacks to keep kids healthy and energized year round. Their programs engage children in experiential learning opportunities in science, engineering, art, and math, as well as civic engagement. Just as importantly, the program provides a deep sense of community that extends beyond its building walls.

  • August 18, 2021

    Voices of Advocacy: Melody Lawson

    Client Leadership Council member Melody Lawson was born and raised in Washington, DC and has dedicated her life here to giving back to the community. She’s been passionate about food since she was a little girl, and every day she wakes up and lives by the motto her grandmother taught her: never let anybody go hungry.

  • August 12, 2021

    By the Numbers: Summer Meals for Kids

    For most kids and teens, summer is a time for fun. But for kids in our region who don't have food at home, summer can mean long and hot days without enough to eat. Each year through our summer meals program, we provide the nutritious meals kids need to continue growing and learning - even when school isn't in session.

  • July 20, 2021

    A Morning at the Marketplace

    On the first Saturday of each month on L Street NW between New Jersey Avenue and First Street you’ll find the food bank’s DC Community Marketplace, where we provide fresh, seasonal produce and other grocery items at no cost to all residents in need of food assistance. Read an inside look at a morning at the marketplace.

  • June 23, 2021

    Hunger Report 2021: A Closer Look at the Changing Face of Hunger

    The food first bank’s first Hunger Report, released in July of 2020, sounded the alarm on a growing hunger crisis in our region as COVID-19 sent shockwaves through our economy and some areas saw food insecurity rates increase by 50% or more. Almost one year later, the food bank has issued a second report, this time diving more deeply into the faces behind those staggering numbers.

  • June 2, 2021

    Serving Our World and Supporting Our Local Communities

    As a 35-year hospitality professional who grew up in food and beverage, Elaine Richard already had great respect for the work of food bank. When she was asked to join the board of directors, she jumped at the opportunity. At the time, she didn’t realize that her purpose in supporting the food bank would change in a matter of weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges.

  • May 19, 2021

    Voices of Advocacy: Shonnie Jones

    Shonnie Jones’s passion is helping people. She believes that empowering families through food access and security is central to improving the lives of families in her community and furthering equity in the D.C. area. As a member of our Client Leadership Council, Shonnie hopes to become a more effective advocate for her family and community.

  • May 18, 2021

    Staying Connected Through Food & Community: Jubilee’s Summer Meals

    For Audrey Walker, the Director of Youth Services at Jubilee Housing, summer isn’t just for vacation – it’s for community. Her summer is packed full of cohorts of kids and their families. Jubilee’s youth programs provide kids with experiential learning like field trips, practice in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), and opportunities for community service and civic engagement. But even more importantly, it provides hot meals and snacks to keep kids healthy and energized throughout the summer and beyond.