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Community Outreach Council Will Address Hunger Issues

By Brian Banks February 22, 2012

A single person with a great idea can make a positive change. Now, imagine that you fill a room with such people and give them a goal. That is exactly what we are doing this Friday.
The Capital Area Food Bank’s Public Policy and Community Outreach Department, is bringing together individuals and organizations, which are committed to addressing hunger policies in the Washington metro area. The inaugural meeting of the Community Outreach Council (COC) is scheduled for 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 24 at the CAFB’s distribution center at 645 Taylor St., NE Washington, DC.
The COC was created to be a strong, consistent voice for feeding people in need. The COC’s mission is to educate and empower the local community by advocating on behalf of those affected by hunger. The COC will raise public and professional awareness of nutrition safety-net programs and educate elected officials on hunger policy issues.
At this initial meeting, we will be educating members on how we can work together to help our community’s most vulnerable people. We have many guest speakers coming, who will immerse us in these issues and show the COC the best routes to take. Specifically, the participants will be discussing working with legislators, partnering for success, safety-net programs, and how to organize this regional movement.
The Community Outreach Council is blazing the way to educate about and provide assistance to those suffering from hunger and food security issues. If you are interested in joining our cause and creating a positive change in the metro area, contact Brian Banks at This is an opportunity to create a better life for those in and around our region. So, join us in making that a reality.