Food and Wellness Connections in Prince George’s County - Capital Area Food Bank
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Food and Wellness Connections in Prince George’s County

By Shamia Holloway October 28, 2015

People who struggle with hunger live in every single neighborhood in our region, which is why the Capital Area Food Bank takes a regional approach to providing food to children, seniors and families.   Our focus allows us to connect with local policymakers like Prince George’s County Councilmember Obie Patterson, who has been a valued partner in helping us solve hunger.

Prince George's County Community Health Fair

Councilmember Patterson hosted his Fourth annual Community Health Fair on September 27, aptly themed Fitness is a Family Affair.   Local vendors provided on-site health care services to over 1,000 attendees and the Capital Area Food Bank delivered 12,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, which were distributed through the District 8 Farmers Market.

Since 2011, the CAFB has supported Obie Patterson’s Annual Prince George’s County Community Health Fair through donations of
fresh produce.

In FY 2015, the food bank distributed 10,394,361 pounds of food to residents living in Prince George’s County, where 14.8 percent of residents struggle with hunger.

The food bank is grateful to community partners like Councilman Obie Patterson who have joined the movement to help take hunger off the map.