Posts Categorized: Food Drives

It Takes A Hockey Team

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Recently, the Washington Capitals sponsored a canned food drive benefiting the food bank at the Verizon Center.  I haven’t been to a hockey game since the early 1990’s and I did not know what to expect.  Every team has a personality and I was about to experience Capitals personality at its best!  The Caps were… Read more »

Come Out and Help Stuff A Truck!

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  Come out today and join Giant Food, Fox 5, CBS Radio and YRCI as they collect food and funds for the Capital Area Food Bank.     You can drop off your nonperishable food items to any of the following four Giant locations: 1. Brentwood Giant Center; 1050 Brentwood Road NE, Washington, DC 2. Montrose Crossing Giant; 12051 Rockville… Read more »

Thanks To Our Donors!

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During this time of giving thanks, we, here at the Capital Area Food Bank, are so thankful to the many community members that responded to our needs and provided food donations over the past year.  We received donations from individuals, offices, religious organizations, area schools, and many other organizations just in time for the Thanksgiving… Read more »

Three Ways To Help This Holiday Season

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Are you interested in getting involved with the Capital Area Food Bank this holiday season? Here are three easy ways to get started! 1. Donate Food -Host a food drive: download the food drive kit. -Donate to an existing food drive, check out our current campaigns. 2. Donate Time -You can volunteer at either of… Read more »

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 »