Akiema’s job helps her pay the family’s bills, but it doesn’t leave much left over for food. She used to worry about how she’d make sure her kids got enough to eat, especially over the summer and after school. Today, though, that’s changed. Read more to learn how.
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Come along with CAFB team member Lauren for a day in the life of a Joyful Food Market – free, school-based markets where kids and parents can select fresh produce and groceries to take home, join in cooking demonstrations, and sample new and delicious fruits and vegetables.
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.
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.
As a mother of six who was committed to homeschooling her children, Esther Jordan struggled to purchase nutritious ingredients to cook for her family. Even so, she was committed to providing her family with nutritious meals.
Para muchas de las familias que reciben comida del Capital Area Food Bank, el tener acceso a alimentos saludables es clave para cocinar todos los días. Por eso, recientemente el Capital Area Food Bank se ha comprometido tener harina de maíz, frijoles y arroz, accesibles para los Latinoamericanos que servimos.
Just like we do during the school year, we provide nourishing foods like chicken, black-eyed peas, lentils, whole wheat spaghetti, apple sauce, and cereal for families to select together at Joyful Food Markets.
The Verizon Center was buzzing with activity as nearly 600 volunteers gathered to pack 12,500 bags of food for the Capital Area Food Bank’s Weekend Bag Program on June 17.
After experiencing hunger as a child, Ranell Davis decided to open up a pantry to make sure that others would not go hungry in her NE DC community.