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  • February 26, 2020

    CAFB Hunger Heat Map: Making An Invisible Problem More Visible

    Hunger stretches across the map of our area. But in a region known for its affluence, that can be challenging to see. The CAFB's Hunger Heat Map reveals the breadth of this 'invisible problem'—and lets us know where help is most needed.

  • 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.

  • 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%.

  • October 14, 2016

    Grow Your Own Food!

    “The garden isn’t my garden, it’s their garden. It’s our garden!” says Cora Clark, Arbor View Apartments’ Resident Services Manager with Community Preservation and Development Corporation. The garden is “a family thing.”

  • June 1, 2016

    From Kitchen Skeptic to Healthy Cooking Enthusiast

    Julian Argoti wasn’t much of a cook. But when he realized that most of the low income seniors he worked with as a public health intern at the city of Greenbelt Food Pantry were dealing with diabetes and high blood pressure, he decided to become one. The Capital Area Food Bank was there to help.

  • May 13, 2016

    SNEAK PREVIEW of Bountiful Bowls: Kale Love

    The food bank is hard at work on an exciting new project that will get delicious, healthy, and low cost recipes into the hands of our community. As we anticipate the September 2016 launch of our new cookbook, “Bountiful Bowls”, we’re giving you a sneak preview of what’s to come. Check back often for updates!

  • 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.

  • March 24, 2015

    Behind the Scenes of Hunger

    Participants imerse themselves in the daily challenges faced by those struggling to feed their families.

  • November 28, 2014

    An Excuse to Cook at Home

    Like the CAFB, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences is making cooking at home easy.