The Verizon Center was buzzing with activity as nearly 600 volunteers gathered to pack 12,500 bags of food for the Capital Area Food Bank’s Weekend Bag Program on June 17.
LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) brought young people between the ages of 13 and 19 and we had the chance to ask them: “What does hunger mean to you?”
These are their responses:
This year’s Food From the Bar, a month-long donation campaign led by the legal community, yielded a record breaking $275,000.
After experiencing hunger as a child, Ranell Davis decided to open up a pantry to make sure that others would not go hungry in her NE DC community.
“Hunger happens 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—but giving by the community is often highest between Thanksgiving and New Year’s,” said CAFB President and CEO Nancy E. Roman. “So Feds Feed Families helps us get the resources our neighbors need, when they’re needed.”
The Capital Area Food Bank is working all across the metro DC region to provide food for children during the summer – including children who live in areas that are far from the brick and mortar rec centers and other community sites by partnering with Shoppers Food and Pharmacy to take meals on the road.
As a partner dedicated to helping people in our region eat well and be well, Giant is making it easier than ever for the community to help provide our neighbors with access to good food.
Julian Argoti wasn’t much of a cook. But when he realized that most of the low income seniors he worked with as a public health intern at the city of Greenbelt Food Pantry were dealing with diabetes and high blood pressure, he decided to become one. The Capital Area Food Bank was there to help.
Our food bank recipe cards hit the road last week. And as they did, the Capital Area Food Bank and Giant Food added a milestone to our 36 year relationship, and broke new ground as partners in community wellness building.
We applaud yesterday’s new nutrition labels released yesterday that highlight important changes related to calories, serving sizes and sugars.
It’s the first overhaul of labels in 20 years and, as WashPo says “highlights the many breakthroughs in nutrition science as well as upheavals in the nation’s disease burden during that period.”