Calling All Volunteers - December - Capital Area Food Bank
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Calling All Volunteers — December

By Michael McRae December 2, 2013

Please check out our volunteer opportunities and join the enthusiastic team working steadily to help us feed the hungry.

Stuff-A-Truck: Friday, December 13

Join the Capital Area Food Bank at our annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive! CAFB will be stationed at four Giant stores throughout DC, VA, and MD to collect food before the holiday season.

We need your help to make this event a success! Volunteers will be asked to greet people when they arrive to drop off food, help collect food from individuals and place into CAFB bins, promote the food drive inside of Giant, and various other tasks.

 The four main Stuff-A-Truck locations are:

Brentwood Giant (1050 Brentwood Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018)
PG Plaza Giant (3521 East West Highway, Hyattsville, MD 20782)
Montrose Crossing Giant (12051 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852)
Greenbriar Giant (13043 Lee Jackson Hwy. Fairfax, VA 22033)

Several satellite sites for food collection also need volunteer support:

Montgomery County

Giant #0312 (5463 Wisconsin Avenue, Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase, MD 20815)
Giant #0354 (1280 East West Hwy., Blair Park, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Giant #0357 (5400 Westbard Ave., Westwood Shopping Center, Bethesda, MD 20816)

Prince George’s County

Giant #0316 (6000 Greenbelt Rd., Beltway Plaza, Greenbelt, MD 20770)
Giant #0373 (5500 Silver Hill Road, District Heights, MD 20747)


Giant #0747 (1450 North Point Village Ctr., North Point Village Ctr., Reston, VA 20194)
Giant #0763 (359 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA 22180)
Giant #0774 (2501 9th Road South, Arlington, VA 22204)
Giant #0779 (8025 Sudley Rd.Westgate Plaza, Manassas, VA 20109)

Interested in signing up? Just visit our online calendar. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the volunteer department via email.


CAFB Mobile Markets

The Capital Area Food Bank is distributing fresh produce to qualifying families in need! The CAFB hosts the CAFB Mobile Market at SHABACH!, 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785, every 3rd Saturday of each month and need your support to make it happen.  Volunteers help distribute fresh produce, provide support to clientele attending the Mobile Market, and pass out information.
If you are interested in these opportunities, please click here to learn more and sign up.

Volunteering at the DC & NOVA Distribution Center’s

The CAFB Volunteer Department is seeking volunteers to help in our DC distribution center at 4900 Puerto Rico Ave. NE and at our NOVA distribution center at 6833 Hill Park Drive, Lorton VA by packing and sorting food donations and working with us in our Agency Mart.
We welcome volunteers ages 14 and up and ask that if volunteers are under the age of 18, they be accompanied by an adult.

We have volunteer shifts available from 9am to noon, 1pm to 4pm and a weekly night shift every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at our DC distribution center and select shifts at our NOVA distribution center.

If you are interested in these opportunities, please click here to learn more and sign up.

Neighborhood Captains

You can help end hunger, one neighborhood at a time by inviting friends and neighbors to become part of the solution.
We need volunteers to become Neighborhood Captains by organizing neighborhood food drives, representing the food bank at neighborhood events, teaming up with friends and co-workers to volunteer and suggesting other ways your neighborhood can help us end hunger.
Please visit our Neighborhood Captains webpage to learn more or sign up today.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Help us strengthen and fill in gaps in the hunger safety net under the Greater Washington Area through our Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
This project typically involves packing food parcels for distribution to seniors within the DC area. We ask that volunteers be able to lift 50 pounds and be comfortable working for hours at a time without sitting. Please click here to sign up.