Food Crossroads happen when different organizations come together to alleviate hunger in their community. Throughout the Capital Area Food Bank’s 32-year history, the organization has adopted the mantra “A Community Response to Hunger” and understands it takes collective partnerships to effectively address hunger in the region. Through its network of over 700 community partners, the food bank is able to feed over 478,000 residents struggling to get enough food to eat. As hunger continues to increase, the CAFB is committed to connecting corporations, government entities, non-profits and other social service organizations with each other to help in the struggle against hunger.
Last year alone, CAFB partner agencies received over 4 million pounds of donated food through the food bank’s Sister Hook-Up program, which connects emergency feeding programs with local grocery stores. And this summer, federal agencies will host food drives at their offices for the annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive, that to date has collected over a million pounds of food for residents in need.
More recently, the River Road Unitarian Church in Bethesda, MD hosted a food drive and collected over 1,000 pounds of food and 721 dollars for CAFB partner agency St. Camillus, which equals 3,000 meals being distributed in the Silver Spring community.
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