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  • October 19, 2017

    Mind the (Grocery) Gap: Walking For Equal Food Access

    Hundreds of people from throughout our region marched at the first ever Grocery Walk to raise our voices and show our common commitment to ending the food injustice in Wards 7 and 8.

  • January 19, 2017

    Stemming the Rising Tide of Suburban Hunger

    Hunger knows no age, no race, no religion and increasingly, no zip code. The Capital Area Food Bank is committed to tackling this tough challenge, and to finding ways to reach children, seniors, and families with good food no matter where they live.

  • May 21, 2016

    Kudos to the FDA

    We applaud yesterday’s new nutrition labels released yesterday that highlight important changes related to calories, serving sizes and sugars.
    It’s the first overhaul of labels in 20 years and, as WashPo says “highlights the many breakthroughs in nutrition science as well as upheavals in the nation’s disease burden during that period.”

  • April 21, 2016

    Production-based incentives make it hard to get nutrition and food waste outcomes we want

    After a day of listening to many of the country’s top influencers on topics ranging from protein in the diet to food waste to nutrition, a few of the dots began to connect: while some of our country’s food policies once served us quite well, they don’t anymore.

  • June 12, 2015

    The Hunger Heat Map

    The Heat Map allows the CAFB to look at communities we serve by location, identify gaps and target hunger interventions.

  • August 18, 2014

    Hunger Revealed

    More than 530,700 people in the Washington metro region turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families.

  • November 4, 2013

    SNAP Recipients See Cuts in Benefits

    Recipients can expect two changes in their benefit amounts during the fall of 2013.

  • November 4, 2013

    How Would You Live On $187.50 A Week?

    How do seniors manage on a meager income where the cost of living is one of the highest in the country?

  • October 24, 2013

    Montgomery County Councilmember Ervin Proclaims Food Day

    On Wednesday, October 23rd the Council issued a proclamation declaring October 24th Food Day in support of the nationwide celebration, and movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food in Montgomery County.

  • October 1, 2013

    Not Shutdown

    The Federal Government has shut down. However, The Capital Area Food Bank is open for business.