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Where Is Your Orange?

By Molly McGlinchy September 11, 2012

Labor Day weekend may have marked the end of summer for some folks, but for Capital Area Food Bank staff, it marked the beginning of Hunger Action Month. Symbolized by the color orange, Hunger Action Month involves a series of events throughout the month of September that encourages people nationally to speak out against hunger. CAFB staff kicked off Hunger Action Month by participating in Go Orange day, which encouraged people to wear orange and speak out for the 49 million Americans struggling with hunger.
Below are ways you can support the Capital Area Food Bank during Hunger Action Month.

Lose For Good

Support the Weight Watchers’ Lose For Good Campaign which inspires individuals to get healthy while giving back to people suffering from hunger. The campaign addresses obesity, as well as chronic hunger and malnutrition. Two local Weight Watchers stores will host food drives benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank on September 15:

Bowie Weight Watchers Store
6105 High Bridge Road
Bowie, MD 20721
7:30 AM – 3 PM
Forestville Weight Watchers Store
3300 Donnell Drive, Suite B
District Heights, MD 20747
8 AM – 3 PM

Redskins Cheerleaders Calendar

Celebrate the release of the new Redskins Cheerleaders Calendar, make a donation and receive a 20 percent discount at local Sports Authority Stores. Everyone that brings a food donation for the Capital Area Food Bank will be entered into a raffle for fun prizes! Participating stores:
September 15
Fredericksburg Sports Authority: 12 – 2 PM
Gainesville Sports Authority: 1 – 3 PM

AARP Community Food Drive

Participate in the Virginia AARP Community Food Drive. If you live in Virginia, you are invited to deliver a donation to a local Capital Area Food Bank partner agency between September 9 and 15. To find a local donation, click here.

C & S Wholesale Grocers

Host a food drive! C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. will hold a week-long food drive that engages employees by asking them to donate food for kids. Each pound of food that employees donate will be matched by a one dollar contribution to Feeding America from C & S. Click here to learn about hosting your own food drive.


Shop and serve! Local Shoppers Food Warehouse stores are collecting five dollar bags of food for local food banks. Donate a bag of the food bank’s most wanted items while you complete your weekly shopping.

In Need of Peanut Butter

Share some peanut butter! Cheesecake Factory restaurants across the country are collecting peanut butter donations for local food banks.

Volunteers Needed at the Food Bank

Volunteers are needed at the CAFB’s NOVA and DC food distribution centers. Sign up online to help sort and pack food donations.