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.
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.
My name is Joshua Brown, I’m 12 years old, and I spent my summer volunteering on the Capital Area Food Bank’s mobile meals bus alongside food bank staff.
Growing season is well underway, and thanks to the support of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, families who may not have access to local produce are now incorporating farm-direct harvests into their diets.
Morgan Stanley has supported the food bank, and the community it serves, with more than $300,000 in financial support since 2010!
Para muchas de las familias que reciben comida del Capital Area Food Bank, el tener acceso a alimentos saludables es clave para cocinar todos los días. Por eso, recientemente el Capital Area Food Bank se ha comprometido tener harina de maíz, frijoles y arroz, accesibles para los Latinoamericanos que servimos.
Just like we do during the school year, we provide nourishing foods like chicken, black-eyed peas, lentils, whole wheat spaghetti, apple sauce, and cereal for families to select together at Joyful Food Markets.
La juventud no se ha olvidado de las necesidad de este mundo. Ayer, llegaron aproximadamente 130 jóvenes hispanos al Capital Area Food Bank, de todas partes de los Estados Unidos, Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, y representando muchos países de Centro América, para ayudarnos a combatir el hambre en esta región.
The Verizon Center was buzzing with activity as nearly 600 volunteers gathered to pack 12,500 bags of food for the Capital Area Food Bank’s Weekend Bag Program on June 17.
LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) brought young people between the ages of 13 and 19 and we had the chance to ask them: “What does hunger mean to you?”
These are their responses: