Volunteering Abroad - Capital Area Food Bank
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Volunteering Abroad

By Maria Booker August 13, 2014

Last week, J1 Visa holders across America came together to celebrate J-Day. These international exchange participants rallied together in their communities to celebrate diversity and engage in American customs. They were also encouraged to volunteer in their summer host communities and the Capital Area Food Bank was lucky enough to benefit from their volunteerism! The Capital Area Food Bank, CCI Greenheart and Premier Aquatics had the opportunity to work together for the fourth year in a row in celebration of J-Day.

The first collaboration was a fun-filled food drive that took place at the Brandywine Swim Club in Fairfax, VA. Here, lifeguards from across the world came together to raise a record 833 pounds of food that they donated to the food bank!

The following day, participants in the CCI Greenheart Global Leader Conference took time to stop by the Capital Area Food Bank’s DC Distribution Center to learn more about hunger in America. They participated in a hunger simulation called Face Hunger and got a tour of our facility to see how an American food bank operates.

Thank you to CCI Greenheart, Premier Aquatics and all of the CCI Greenheart work and travel participants for choosing to volunteer abroad!