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  • July 9, 2020

    How One Local Teen Turned 200 Miles into 75,000 Meals for Neighbors in Need

    Like so many people this past Spring, Tess Weinreich had her junior year of high school turned upside down when the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic caused classes to move online and extracurricular activities to be cancelled indefinitely. But rather than let these circumstances get her down, the rising senior rallies her community to help support her neighbors in need.

  • June 24, 2020

    Volunteer Spotlight: Rob Britton

    CAFB volunteer Rob Britton was on site for his 5th week volunteering in a row, with the city was still under lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke with him about what motivates him to spend his time helping neighbors in need.

  • June 16, 2020

    Moving Forward in a New World: Our Continued COVID-19 Response

    As many of us explore the first phrases of re-opening and move forward in a new world, the food bank is laying the groundwork to meet the needs of our neighbors - both those we were serving previously and those who are newly food insecure in the wake of the pandemic.

  • May 22, 2020

    “My Job Is to Make Sure They Get Fed” – Behind the Scenes of the CAFB’s Hunger Lifeline

    When our neighbors need food assistance for themselves or a loved one, the Hunger Lifeline is often the first number they call. Since COVID-19 began to fundamentally shift the world around us, the number of calls coming through this line have tripled – and show no signs of slowing down. Take an inside look behind the scenes.

  • April 24, 2020

    Volunteer Spotlight: Faces of Service in the Time of COVID-19

    Volunteers have always been part of the backbone that supports the food bank's work. However, this #VolunteerAppreciationWeek is a special one as our amazing and dedicated volunteers have stepped up selflessly to ensure that their neighbors don't go hungry during the current pandemic. Take an #InsideLook at three of our volunteers who are lending a helping hand.

  • March 31, 2020

    Look for the Helpers: Local Community Bands Together to Help Feed Our Neighbors

    With many of our neighbors more vulnerable than ever during this pandemic, our community has stepped up in big ways to help. Check out these 5 amazing ways the local community has come together to assist those struggling during these uncertain times.

  • March 8, 2020

    Investing in Brighter Futures for Women and Girls

    On International Women's Day, CAFB President & CEO Radha Muthiah reflects on the true potential of women and girls across the world and in our own region when provided with the good food and support they need to flourish and thrive.

  • February 26, 2020

    CAFB Hunger Heat Map: Making An Invisible Problem More Visible

    Hunger stretches across the map of our area. But in a region known for its affluence, that can be challenging to see. The CAFB's Hunger Heat Map reveals the breadth of this 'invisible problem'—and lets us know where help is most needed.

  • February 12, 2020

    Coming Full Circle: Wanda’s Story

    For most of her life, Wanda spent time giving back. But when an illness caused her to lose her vision, the community that she had supported became her lifeline.