There is No "I" in Team - Capital Area Food Bank
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There is No "I" in Team

By Megan Carroll January 27, 2015

crowdfundingHunger and irritability go hand in hand.  After a long day at work and a less than smooth commute, the feeling of hunger can make simple decisions like what to prepare for dinner seem overwhelming. At the end of the day, however, a choice between eating chicken and steak can’t compare to a decision like food or electricity.
It is easy to get caught up in day to day activities and forget how some problems pale in comparison to those struggling to get enough food to eat. It was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Since opening its doors on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday in 1980, the Capital Area Food Bank has worked to honor his legacy by feeding anyone who needs food assistance.
Thanks to a community of donors and volunteers, the Capital Area Food Bank has been able to sustain its work in ensuring the nearly 700,000 people at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area have access to healthful food. And this year, we are asking the community to team up and help us solve hunger.
This may start sounding like a ploy to get you to click the donate button above. Of course, if you stop reading here because of an urge to donate immediately, don’t let further reading get in the way. Please just return to learn about 35 for 35 and the CAFB’s new Crowdfunding website.
That’s right, the CAFB has a new Crowdfunding website and it comes equipped with the 35 for 35 campaign to commemorate the CAFB’s 35 years of service to the community.
This is the part in the blog where you would normally see a donation link but that’s not what the CAFB is doing.  The CAFB would rather you register on the site and do all the fundraising to help us reach our goal of $23,000.
You might say, “Nobody I know has $23,000 to spare.”
Most people don’t.
Start your 35 for 35 Crowdfunder by asking friends and co-workers for something small like a $35 donation.  See how that stays in the theme of honoring the CAFB’s 35 years?
Then connect with them by suggesting that while $35 could pay off a Friday night bar tab, or a week’s worth of Venti Caramel Lattes, a $35 donation to the CAFB can provide a week of nourishing dinners for a family of four.
So next time you find yourself late night soul searching, instead of being tormented by Dr. King’s question, “What are you doing for others?”, you can sleep well knowing that you’re a part of one of  CAFB’s largest campaigns to provide comfort and security to thousands of local families in need.  Invest in your peace of mind as well hunger-free communities and get started crowdfunding today.