Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation, nineteen of CAFB’s partner nonprofits will be receiving freezers, fridges, and coolers that allow them to get even more good food to families in need.
How will these appliances help? By allowing our partners to increase the number of food pick-ups that they can that make from retail stores, and enabling them to increase the amount of perishable foods like fresh produce and frozen proteins that they can store. Ultimately, a wider variety of foods will be available to the community.
Walmart’s generous support is aimed at achieving its sustainability objective of reducing food waste across its supply chain, with an emphasis on rescuing perishable products such as fresh produce. This grant is especially timely for the food bank, where we are more focused than ever on getting fruits, vegetables, and other good foods to our partners and the people we serve. This grant also supports our own strategic objective to reduce food waste across the Greater Washington area.
On behalf of the following selected partners and the communities we serve, we thank the Walmart Foundation for its continuous support of hunger alleviation efforts:
- Calvary Christian Church
- Central Union Mission
- Community Outreach and Development CDC
- Community Support Systems, Inc.
- Cornerstones, Inc.
- Each One, Feed One
- Father McKenna Center
- Gethsemane United Methodist Church
- Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
- Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church
- Horton’s Kids, Inc.
- Pennsylvania Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church
- Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc.
- Temple of Praise
- The Table Church
- Thrive DC
- United Community Ministries
- Walker Mill Community Development Center
- Yeshua Church of God in Christ, Inc.