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  • August 13, 2019

    The Difference An After School Meal Makes

    Akiema’s job helps her pay the family’s bills, but it doesn’t leave much left over for food. She used to worry about how she’d make sure her kids got enough to eat, especially over the summer and after school. Today, though, that’s changed. Read more to learn how.

  • May 9, 2019

    Cooking Dinner is a Family Pastime: Michelle's Story

    Michelle, a single mother of three whose family participates in the food bank’s Family Markets program, has always believed in the power of nutrition. She strives to put a balanced meal on the table every night, and she’s always loved to cook—meat, fish, beans, veggies, lentils. The food bank’s Family Market program helps her do that.

  • March 26, 2019

    Recipe of the Month: Carrot Cake Pancakes

    It’s National Nutrition Month and we honor the culinary imagination it takes to make food go further with what’s on hand. This month, we’re featuring our Carrot Cake Pancakes an example of a way to reduce food waste and provide a fun, nutritious meal.

  • February 14, 2019

    Show Your Heart Some Love

    We all know that a healthy heart is essential to our well-being; take good care of it with with exercise and a well-balanced diet.

  • February 7, 2019

    "Use Food as Your Medicine" – Partner Profile: Mary Roach

    “Use food as your medicine” – that’s what Mary Roach tells the people who come to the pantry she runs in partnership with the food bank. And with the produce and other nutritious options the pantry is able to provide, along with advice from their doctor, they can.

  • November 2, 2018

    A Journey Through Joyful Markets

    Come along with CAFB team member Lauren for a day in the life of a Joyful Food Market – free, school-based markets where kids and parents can select fresh produce and groceries to take home, join in cooking demonstrations, and sample new and delicious fruits and vegetables.

  • August 1, 2017

    Cooking Up Change

    The food provided by the Capital Area Food Bank becomes much more than a meal when it reaches the hands of students in the culinary job training program of our nonprofit partner La Cocina VA.

  • July 24, 2017

    CAFB Recipe Cards get a Wellness REFRESH

    Recipe cards plus a take home bag of ingredients for a family in need are powerful resources when paired together. The food is nourishment and the recipe card unlocks the power of that food by offering ideas to prepare a healthy affordable meal.