Invaluable Retail Partners - Capital Area Food Bank
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Invaluable Retail Partners

By Molly McGlinchy January 29, 2013

As we celebrate a new year, it’s hard to ignore the accomplishments and changes that happened at the Capital Area Food Bank in 2012- and what a year it was! We moved into our new distribution center, held an open house, bid farewell to our fearless leader of 32 years, Lynn Brantley, and welcomed our new CEO, Nancy Roman. We exceeded our distribution goal and provided 33 million pounds of food to our neighbors in need.
We could not have done this without the support of our generous donors. We are especially grateful for our retail partners that encouraged their customers to donate food during the months of November and December. Safeway, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy and Whole Foods Market sold pre-packed bags of groceries, which were filled to the brim with nonperishable items, and delivered at our direct distribution sites.
We are also thankful to Giant for their continued participation in our annual Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive in December that collected 48,393 pounds of food and $12,661.
Harris Teeter held their annual Harvest Feast which encouraged customers to make donations at the register, and as a result we received $92,163.97 of Harris Teeter credit to purchase items that will support our mission. Harris Teeter also collected over 5,000 pounds of food!
As the need for nutritious food in our community continues to increase, we are thankful that we can sustain our mission with the support of our community partners. We are excited to see what the new year will bring and look forward to working with our invaluable retail partners.