Principal Clint Mitchell recognizes the distant look in children’s eyes when they can’t concentrate, and he knows that an empty stomach is often the cause. When he came on board at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School, he got to work making sure his school provided hunger solutions – both during the academic year and the summer months when school is out.
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La juventud no se ha olvidado de las necesidad de este mundo. Ayer, llegaron aproximadamente 130 jóvenes hispanos al Capital Area Food Bank, de todas partes de los Estados Unidos, Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, y representando muchos países de Centro América, para ayudarnos a combatir el hambre en esta región.
The Capital Area Food Bank is working all across the metro DC region to provide food for children during the summer – including children who live in areas that are far from the brick and mortar rec centers and other community sites by partnering with Shoppers Food and Pharmacy to take meals on the road.
Every month there are new and ongoing volunteer opportunities at the food bank. Check out what’s in store in June.
Enjoy mingling with fellow supporters of the food bank at this outdoor tasting event!
Although home to two of the wealthiest counties in the nation, Northern Virginia has many people who need emergency and long-term food assistance.
The food bank recently brought on the Waterpenny Farm in Sperryville, VA to help provide fresh produce to our NOVA partners.
“Our Community, Our Voice: Advocacy tools for the Busy Nonprofit” was the subject of the Capital Area Food Bank’s annual Northern Virginia Hunger Summit held Sept. 30 at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. In addition to the 150 participants representing emergency feeding programs from Virginia, DC and Maryland, three Virginia elected representatives spoke and… Read more »
For many busy nonprofits, getting involved in public policy through advocacy may seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. The 2011 Northern Virginia Hunger Summit is an opportunity for you to see how simple, yet powerful public policy can be. The one-day summit will be held Friday, September 30, 2011 at the First Baptist… Read more »
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 »