Posts Categorized: Food Drives

The Season of Giving

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When is the last time you went to bed hungry?  Right here in the Washington metro area, over 200,000 children are going to bed hungry each night.  We are in the midst of very challenging times and the need for the food bank and our partner agencies is greater than ever.  The holiday season is… Read more »

CANstruction 2010

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Few words can really capture the ingenuity behind CANstruction 2010.  During this annual friendly competition, area architecture and design firms created structures made entirely from canned goods hinged together with tape and cardboard. The structures were unbelievably impressive and held together for an astonishing three weeks.  On October 2nd, the various sculptures were judged by a… Read more »

Feds Get Fit While Feeding Families

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(Photo courtesy of Timothy Grant, OPM). For the second year in a row, Federal Employees have come together to collect nonperishable food donations for individuals and families nationwide.  The Feds Feed Families Food Drive is a summer long initiative led by the Office of Personnel Management and the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. The Capital… Read more »

Holy Camole! What Do I Do with All of This Zucchini?

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At the Capital Area Food Bank we can take donations of fresh produce anytime between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. Drive up, dash in, drop off, fill out a 2 minute donation form, and you are off! There is no schedule or advanced notice required. It’s that easy!

Four Seasons Produce Host Funds Drive for CAFB

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In the Washington D.C. Area, one in five children is at risk of experiencing hunger; that is over 200,000 children. Many families rely on school breakfast and lunch throughout the school year to feed their children. With most schools out on summer vacation, families seek other sources of support. In response to this need, Four… Read more »

Stamp Out Hunger This Saturday

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Don’t forget to help Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 8th!   You can help in three easy steps: 1.  Place non-perishable foods into a bag peanut butter canned meat and fish canned fruit and vegetables cereal 2 .  Leave the bag at your mailbox on Saturday, May 8th -your local letter carrier will pickup the… Read more »

The Capital Area Food Bank Needs Food

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Food Donations Have Slowed For the past couple of weeks, the Capital Area Food Bank has seen nonperishable food donations decline.  This seems to be a seasonal phenomenon where donations soar from the fall months through the winter, but decline from spring into summer.  Hunger takes no vacation, so we need your help.  You can… Read more »

Food2Feed 2009 Delivers Big!

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Last Thursday, the greater Washington, DC community joined WHUR, Giant, SunTrust, Verizon and McDonald’s for another Food2Feed campaign. It was an all day event at the Old Post Office Pavilion on 12th and Penn that generated $70,000 to feed families at risk of hunger this Thanksgiving!  We salute each person and organization that donated food… Read more »