This is my archive
May 30, 2017
Calling All Volunteers!
The Capital Area Food Bank is excited to announce our Digital Food Drive crowdfunder, a new volunteer opportunity aimed at boosting our food supply just in time to provide meals to children and teenagers who will be out of school in a few short weeks.
February 16, 2017
Calling on Affordable Retailers
Our community needs grocery stores – not just corner stores – within reach of every neighborhood.
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.
December 20, 2016
How to choose which 501c3 charitable organization to support this year
This time of year, our mailboxes are stuffed with solicitations – all for what seem to be good causes, and it can feel tough to be sure that your dollars are going to the best use. Here are some guiding principles on how to choose a 501(c)3 organizaiton.
December 13, 2016
Nutrition Ed Helps Food Dollar Stretch
A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that nutrition education actually reduces hunger over time. That’s right: The study found that the right kind of nutrition education actually reduced food insecurity by 25%.
November 3, 2016
Three Cheers for Medicare’s Eye on Prevention
A standing ovation for Medicare’s decision yesterday to begin paying to prevent diabetes, one of the most devastating and preventable diseases.
October 3, 2016
Tom Wilson is right.
When corporations are called upon to be a force to good in society, many may think about paying a living wage or providing good health coverage. And those things absolutely matter. But companies also have the power to bite off a particular problem and work to solve it.
September 14, 2016
The Cantaloupe! A Love story.
While my garden thrives with tomatoes, kale, cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini, peppers, and more over the course of a gardening season, I am known as a killer of melons. I have never managed to bring one to fruit, though certainly not for lack of trying.
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.