Holiday Spirit and Good Food Collide - Capital Area Food Bank
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Holiday Spirit and Good Food Collide

By Ashley Hieb December 19, 2014

ware-wedLike a gust of the wintry weather we’ve experienced so far this December, the Birkenstock Team of Keller Williams blew in and transformed the Capital Area Food Bank’s Volunteer Lounge into a festival holiday space for this month’s Warehouse Wednesday.
From a decked out hot cocoa bar to cupcakes shaped like Santa hats, 28 volunteers were treated to tasty seasonal treats after working up an appetite in the warehouse. The group must have felt the holiday spirit  because they sorted 13,000 pounds of food – the equivalent of 11,000 meals – in less than two hours!
As if our gracious cohosts hadn’t done enough, they also brought 144 pounds of nonperishable food donations, which will provide 120 meals for seniors, children and families in need in the Washington metro area.
Last year, 23,000 volunteers helped us shave more than $2 million off our bottom line, which helps us to focus on what really matters – feeding the more than 530,000 people suffering from hunger in the D.C. metro area. As the holidays near, our need for volunteers becomes more crucial as our warehouses burst at the seams with food donations from gracious partners in our community.
If you’re interested in learning more about cohosting or attending an upcoming Warehouse Wednesday, please contact Ashley Hieb at or 202-644-9834.