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.
Posts Categorized: Healthy Eating
Michelle, a single mother of three whose family participates in the food bank’s Family Markets program, has always believed in the power of nutrition. She strives to put a balanced meal on the table every night, and she’s always loved to cook—meat, fish, beans, veggies, lentils. The food bank’s Family Market program helps her do that.
It’s National Nutrition Month and we honor the culinary imagination it takes to make food go further with what’s on hand. This month, we’re featuring our Carrot Cake Pancakes an example of a way to reduce food waste and provide a fun, nutritious meal.
We all know that a healthy heart is essential to our well-being; take good care of it with with exercise and a well-balanced diet.
“Use food as your medicine” – that’s what Mary Roach tells the people who come to the pantry she runs in partnership with the food bank. And with the produce and other nutritious options the pantry is able to provide, along with advice from their doctor, they can.
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.
The food provided by the Capital Area Food Bank becomes much more than a meal when it reaches the hands of students in the culinary job training program of our nonprofit partner La Cocina VA.
Recipe cards plus a take home bag of ingredients for a family in need are powerful resources when paired together. The food is nourishment and the recipe card unlocks the power of that food by offering ideas to prepare a healthy affordable meal.
The Capital Area Food Bank is excited to announce our Digital Food Drive crowdfunder, a new volunteer opportunity aimed at boosting our food supply just in time to provide meals to children and teenagers who will be out of school in a few short weeks.
This Mother’s Day, join me in honoring all working moms by supporting mothers who need some help feeding their families.