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!
Capital Area Food Bank CEO Radha Muthiah recently visited one of the food bank’s free monthly produce markets. The experience prompted her to reflect on the importance of doing two things simultaneously: meeting the need in our community today, and building a path towards a different future.
Hannah Spanner runs the pantry and fresh food distribution program at Faith United Methodist Church. For her, serving the community with dignity and equity is what it’s all about.
Veteran Richard Adam’s favorite part about retirement is sleeping in, which he does every day of the week except for one: Thursdays, when he helps distribute food to those in his community.
The Capital Area Food Bank works with many incredible corporate and foundation partners. These supporters are diverse and represent an array of sectors and issues, but they’re unified by one thing: passion for making a positive impact in our community.
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.
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.”
Capital Area Food Bank employee Gabrielle Gilliam discusses a recent mobile market event where she met a grandmother from the community, Deborah. Deborah is the grandmother of three grandchildren and works hard to make sure that they get the food they need to grow up strong and healthy.
ConnectEd is a collaborative workshop for Capital Area Food Bank partners to discuss how food and nutrition impact the health of the communities they serve. In March, CAFB joined Giant Food nutritionists and guests from the American Heart Association and Georgetown Hospital to host a ConnectEd session.
Check out this volunteer group from CNSI. For three years they have been involved with Southlake Elementary School of Gaithersburg, MD, making sure the children there have a variety of good, nutritious foods available to them.