Client Leadership Council Archives - Capital Area Food Bank
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  • August 18, 2021

    Voices of Advocacy: Melody Lawson

    Client Leadership Council member Melody Lawson was born and raised in Washington, DC and has dedicated her life here to giving back to the community. She’s been passionate about food since she was a little girl, and every day she wakes up and lives by the motto her grandmother taught her: never let anybody go hungry.

  • May 19, 2021

    Voices of Advocacy: Shonnie Jones

    Shonnie Jones’s passion is helping people. She believes that empowering families through food access and security is central to improving the lives of families in her community and furthering equity in the D.C. area. As a member of our Client Leadership Council, Shonnie hopes to become a more effective advocate for her family and community.

  • March 10, 2021

    Voices of Advocacy: Joussell Lopez

    Joussell Lopez was a young teenager when he emigrated from Nicaragua to the United States to be with his family. Now, he’s in his last semester at Northern Virginia Community College before he’ll transfer to George Mason University. He’s passionate about ensuring others have access to the same educational opportunities - and have access to enough food to be successful in school. That's why he's become a member of the food bank's Client Leadership Council.

  • January 21, 2021

    CLC Behind the Scenes: Learning from Amy Jo Hutchinson

    As part of the food bank's Client Leadership Council, members hear from experienced advocates from across the region who have used their perspectives and experiences with food insecurity to raise their voices for change. In January, the Council kicked off 2020 with a special visit from seasoned advocate Amy Jo Hutchinson.