Making a Difference at School - Capital Area Food Bank
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Making a Difference at School

By Maria Booker May 19, 2014

green (2)Volunteers make the Capital Area Food Bank go ‘round!
Each year, 21,000 volunteers visit the food bank and donate their time and knowledge to help get food into communities across the Washington metro region.  One of the unique spaces where the food bank needs volunteers is the Urban Demonstration Garden run by resident Master Gardener M.J. Crom.
With the start of the growing season, M.J. works hard to plant fresh fruits and vegetables that are native to this area and a super important part of a nutritious diet.  She also encourages community members to start their own gardens to supplement food budgets.
Alexandria Country Day School students and faculty asked how they could support anti-hunger efforts.  After M.J. visited ACDS for their day of service to talk about the importance of fruits and vegetables, ACDS took action.
They started a school garden and volunteer their time planting and taking care of green beans.  Once the beans have matured, the students will donate them to the CAFB.
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