Once a month, like clockwork, you’ll find me at the Capital Area Food Bank’s distribution center sorting food, packing up boxes (with everything from green beans to peanut butter), or putting together meals for seniors. Several years ago, I got my friend Dave involved too! We’ve gathered quite a reputation as “Team Dave and Ellen”…. Read more »
Getting out to meet the people who are part of our network of 444 nonprofit partners is one of the best parts of my job! On a recent visit to a partner that distributes fruits, vegetables, and groceries every week, I got to talking with one of them: a volunteer named Richard Adams. He’s in… Read more »
When people were suffering after Hurricane Harvey earlier this year, we knew we had to do something. Food is the most basic human need, so that’s what we focused on. We both have young kids, and we wanted to show them that helping others is the right thing to do. Before long, we had our… Read more »
Denise Clyburn runs the pantry and fresh food distribution programs at New Samaritan Baptist Church. For her, humanity and community are at the center of the work.
Donate in someone’s honor during our holiday gift program and they’ll receive a special holiday card courtesy of the Capital Area Food Bank!
This #GivingTuesday, we’re asking the community to help raise the funds for 400,000 meals in one day. With your support, we can do it! When you give, you’ll be strengthening the community by getting meals to neighbors across Washington and the surrounding Virginia and Maryland suburbs who need them. How does that happen, you ask?… Read more »
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.
Childhood obesity has soared in the last 40 years. The health implications for our communities – particularly those the Capital Area Food Bank serves – are significant.
With thousands in our local community eager to help those whose lives were upended by wind and water last week, the Capital Area Food Bank and Giant Food are partnering up to offer an easy way to do that.
Solving hunger takes everyone – something our corporate partners understand and demonstrate a commitment to every month of the year. With so many rock star businesses working to help moms, dads, kids, and seniors in our area, we can’t help but want to share what some of them are doing.