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  • October 22, 2019

    A Safe Space to Eat, Learn, and Play: After School Meals at Community Lodgings

    Across our region, many working parents have careers that demand hours outside of the 9 to 5 status quo. For these working families, after school care is not just an essential service that allows the family to thrive economically – it’s also a safe space for children to share in community, learning, and healthy meals.

  • October 16, 2019

    Doing More – and Better – for Seniors

    In DC alone, 11% of people over age 60 are food insecure. Just as the CAFB focuses its efforts on research and innovation to better serve senior clients in the Greater Washington area, reauthorization of the OAA is an opportunity to ensure that the best services possible remain available for older Americans in our region and beyond.

  • October 11, 2019

    A New Perspective on Hunger

    Gabby grew up in the DC area, but it wasn't until her tenure at the Capital Area Food Bank as the 2019 Hunger Lifeline Intern that she found a new perspective on the food insecurity prevalent in her community. Now, she is further inspired to pursue a career in public health and social justice.

  • August 13, 2019

    The Difference An After School Meal Makes

    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.

  • July 24, 2019

    Proposed Changes to SNAP (food stamp) Regulations Would Have Negative Impacts for Area Families

    The Capital Area Food Bank is deeply concerned by the proposed revisions to SNAP (formerly called food stamps) eligibility requirements put forth yesterday.

  • July 24, 2019

    Inside Look: Summer Meals in Action

    Ever wonder what the Food Bank’s Summer Meals program looks like in action? Take an inside look at mealtime for Community Services Foundation, a CAFB partner that hosts a summer camp and provides free breakfast and lunch for kids throughout the summer.

  • July 16, 2019

    Cheesy Bean Bites

  • July 8, 2019

    How Rob “the Tomato Guy” Got Involved in Urban Gardening

    Rob Schulman’s love for gardening brought him to the Capital Area Food Bank. The knowledge that he’s making an impact for his neighbors keeps him coming back, and it inspired him to start an own urban garden of his own.

  • July 3, 2019

    Summer Meals Fuel Summer Fun and Learning

    Audrey Walker says breakfast is the “key to giving our kids a kick start for the day.” She should know. As Director of Youth Services at Jubilee Housing—one of the Food Bank’s nonprofit partners —Audrey runs the summer camp where kids are provided breakfast and lunch every day through the Capital Area Food Bank summer meals program.