Posts Categorized: Kids

Washington Nationals Team Up with the Food Bank!

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For the past three years, the Washington Nationals have partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to organize food drives during the summer months when our food  donations are typically slow.  But not only do they assist in donating food, the Nats team players put the food where their mouth is and donate their time by volunteering in the… Read more »

Super Bowl Champion Helps In Struggle Against Hunger

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  Talking about a player who gives back! Super Bowl 44 Champion Usama Young is in town and will stop by the food bank tomorrow to help pack and sort food.  Young is in town for  his annual Stay Focused Football & Cheer Camp, which is part of the Usama Young Youth Foundation, and includes a series of… Read more »

Little League Group Donates to Food For Kids

Posted by & filed under Food Drives, Kids, NOVA.

Article written by: Marie Morse, Food For Kids Associate Donations and volunteers have always been a crucial part of the work completed at the Capital Area Food Bank.  Luckily, one volunteer took her efforts to the next level by organizing a canned food drive in order to support the Food For Kids department!  Deb Roeber… Read more »

NCCC Team Moose 1 Act as Change Agents in the DC Area!

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On May 2nd, a group of 11 young change agents ushered their way into the CAFB’s doors.  They were here serving as AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers.  AmeriCorps NCCC is a full- time team-based residential program that is used to strengthen communities and build leaders amongst its participants through direct service.  Groups of 18-24 year-olds are deployed… Read more »

Commit An Act of Kindness

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  The food bank is teaming up with KIND to Do the Kind Thing for children in need.  We are looking for people to commit one small act of kindness by Tuesday, June 7 (KIND Tuesday).  When you commit an act of kindness, KIND will donate funds to our Food for Kids’ Programs and help… Read more »

Hunger Never Takes A Vacation

Posted by & filed under Food Distributions, From the President & CEO, Healthy Eating, Kids, Uncategorized.

  School will soon break for summer reccess.  For some children this means vacations, time by the pool and fun with friends.  But for many kids in the Washington metro area, summer is a time when they do not have access to school meals.  In the food bank’s service area, 65 percent of children participate… Read more »

Picture-A-Day Project Underway

Posted by & filed under Healthy Eating, Kids.

The Food For Kids team is about halfway through our Picture-A-Day project!  We have had so much fun posting pictures that tell the story of our department, our sites and the children we serve.  So far we have featured photos illustrating the importance of volunteers, food donations, our fresh produce initiative, and a little bit… Read more »

Picture-A-Day Project

Posted by & filed under Healthy Eating, Kids, NOVA, Uncategorized.

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. With that in mind, the Food For Kids Team will post pictures to highlight our Kids Cafe® and Weekend Bag programs, taken both at the food bank and at our partners sites. Photos will be added each weekday in May to the Capital Area… Read more »

Sharing Experiences

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Events & Campaigns, Healthy Eating, Kids, Uncategorized.

Each spring and fall the Food For Kids team organizes Community Forums for the Kids Cafe® and Weekend Bag site leaders that run these children’s food programs.  Fifty-nine site leaders participated in the latest round of Community Forums held on March 24th & 25th.  Special thanks go to Allen Chapel AME Church and Fairlington Community… Read more »

Child Hunger Ends Here: A Special Report

Posted by & filed under Kids, Public Policy, Uncategorized.

There are 200,000 children in the Washington metropolitan area at risk of or are currently experiencing hunger.  The statistics for our area illustrate the need in our local community and reflect what is happening across the nation. We are excited to see the recent focus and energy around childhood hunger.  This urgent issue is being recognized… Read more »