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The Capital Area Food Bank Needs Food

By Kasandra Gunter Robinson April 13, 2010

Food Donations Have Slowed
For the past couple of weeks, the Capital Area Food Bank has seen nonperishable food donations decline.  This seems to be a seasonal phenomenon where donations soar from the fall months through the winter, but decline from spring into summer.  Hunger takes no vacation, so we need your help. 
You can do spring cleaning and donate any unused, nonperishable food from your cabinets.  You can rally your friends and neighbors to host a community food drive.  You can even ask your employer to host a company-sponsored food drive.   Every donation helps our community!

To make this task easy, the food bank has created a Food Drive Top Ten list that details our most wanted items.  These items are most helpful and are in high demand by our partner agencies.

  1. Canned Protein (tuna, chicken, salmon, peanut butter) 
  2. Canned Fruit In Own Juice or Light Syrup (applesauce, peaches, pears, pineapple) 
  3. 100% Fruit Juice (all sizes including juice boxes) 
  4. Low Sodium/ No Salt Added Canned Vegetables (mixed, green beans, corn) 
  5. Soups (beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, turkey rice) 
  6. Multigrain Cereal (cheerios, cornflakes, grape nuts, raisin bran) 
  7. Easy & Ready Meals (macaroni & cheese, pasta bowls, canned pasta) 
  8. Healthy Snacks (raisins, dried fruit, nuts, cereal bars) 
  9. Hygiene Products (bar soap, toothpaste, shampoo) 
  10. Paper Products (paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, facial tissue, paper plates & cups, plastic forks & spoons)

You may drop off food at our warehouse (645 Taylor Street, NE) between 8 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday.  We will be closed on Friday, April 16 in observance of Emancipation Day. 
For more information or to register your food drive, contact our Food Resources department at or 202.526.5344 ext. 311.
Remember, canned food goods can make a difference!