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.
Today our Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos took the ultimate test ride: a community tasting with our food assistance partners. Find out how we did!
Turn leftover sweet potatoes and black beans into tortilla soup or a delicious breakfast hash. Leftover avocado adds loads of flavor to a simple salsa. And chili powder can add a kick to almost any meal. Reduce food waste and save money with quick and easy to make meals using leftovers.
Enjoy this delicious, hearty meal in minutes! Quick and easy to make, these tacos are prepared with the simplest ingredients and can be jazzed up with toppings of your choosing. Check out our January the Recipe of the Month.
When I arrive with the produce for our free weekend farmers’ markets around 8 a.m., there are always at least 70 people already lined up, even when it’s cold or raining. When the market opens a few hours later, we get to work distributing food to the 300+ men, women, and kids who come out… Read more »
We just got done with our first semester at George Washington University where we spend a lot of time debating theories on which governmental systems would make people’s lives better. After all those discussions, we wanted to truly do something to help people. With the semester ending, our debate group – the GW Student Vanguard… Read more »
Giving back is important to our family, especially at the holidays. We talk with our daughters about giving presents to those who don’t have them, and we’ve had similar conversations about food. When I was making a donation to the food bank, my daughter Claire asked what I was doing and I explained that we… Read more »
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 »