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.
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!
On the heels of the grand opening of its new US headquarters in Arlington, Nestlé employees are making an impact for neighbors in the Washington region.
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.”