Off-Court Action - Capital Area Food Bank
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Off-Court Action

By Shamia Holloway May 12, 2014

mysticsThe Washington Mystics basketball team, local WNBA franchise, took their game  off-court to help pack and sort food at the Capital Area Food Bank’s Northeast Washington food distribution center today.
As part of the team’s continuing efforts to support communities around the D.C. area, players packed bags for the food bank’s Weekend Bag Program.  The service provides bags of healthy groceries to 2,000 children weekly when they do not have access to school meals on the weekend.
The Mystics have been a valued community partner throughout the years and in addition to volunteering have participated in several Capital Area Food Bank initiatives, including Hunger Action Month and the Kids Cafe Program.
The Capital Area Food Bank could not feed the nearly 700,000 residents struggling to find their next meal without the ardent support of community partners like the Washington Mystics.  Many thanks to our hometown heroes!