The Divine 9 Volunteer Fellowship Day

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The Capital Area Food Bank recently hosted 40 volunteers who each represented one of the “Divine Nine” original historically black sororities and fraternities. Together, they sorted food items in our warehouse and participated in a Face Hunger session — a hands-on simulation and discussion activity that raises awareness and understanding of hunger.

Recipe of the Month: Spicy Eggplant

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We’re still in the heart of summer, when produce is plentiful. Here at the Food Bank’s Urban Demonstration Garden, we’re growing some delicious veggies all summer long, which are given away to food assistance partners and ultimately make their way to members of the community! But what can you do with this nutritious produce? How about some spicy eggplant!

Summer Is the Hungriest Time of Year

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For families dealing with food insecurity, summer can be a struggle as their kids lose access to school meals. The Food Bank works to alleviate summer hunger through our Summer Meals programs, so kids can feel full and ready for summer adventures!

Stories From the Community: Arisai

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Arisai is working hard, but the earnings from her job don’t always enable her to purchase the kinds of food she’d like to for her son, which can be expensive. That’s why she’s glad that his after care program partners with the Capital Area Food Bank as one of its 2,000 After-School Meals sites.

An Evening of Gratitude For Our Volunteers

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We’re always on the lookout for ways to say “thank you” to our incredible volunteers, and April – National Volunteer Month – presented a great opportunity to do that with an “Evening of Gratitude.”