Hunger knows no age, no race, no religion and increasingly, no zip code. The Capital Area Food Bank is committed to tackling this tough challenge, and to finding ways to reach children, seniors, and families with good food no matter where they live.
Posts Categorized: Public Policy
We applaud yesterday’s new nutrition labels released yesterday that highlight important changes related to calories, serving sizes and sugars.
It’s the first overhaul of labels in 20 years and, as WashPo says “highlights the many breakthroughs in nutrition science as well as upheavals in the nation’s disease burden during that period.”
After a day of listening to many of the country’s top influencers on topics ranging from protein in the diet to food waste to nutrition, a few of the dots began to connect: while some of our country’s food policies once served us quite well, they don’t anymore.
The Heat Map allows the CAFB to look at communities we serve by location, identify gaps and target hunger interventions.
More than 530,700 people in the Washington metro region turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families.
Recipients can expect two changes in their benefit amounts during the fall of 2013.
How do seniors manage on a meager income where the cost of living is one of the highest in the country?
On Wednesday, October 23rd the Council issued a proclamation declaring October 24th Food Day in support of the nationwide celebration, and movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food in Montgomery County.
The Federal Government has shut down. However, The Capital Area Food Bank is open for business.
Every Tuesday, the Faith Based Collaborative Outreach Group and the CAFB’s SNAP outreach team join forces at the Advocacy Intake Center located at Carrollton Elementary School.