Posts Categorized: Education & Training

Share the Harvest This Holiday Season

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It’s not easy to find the right holiday gift for everyone.  Your mom’s no help.  Instead of giving you a list she tells you, “I’m just happy that the whole family is together.”  Your uncle has every toy an adult could possibly own and any he doesn’t, you can’t afford anyway.  And your friends are… Read more »

Sharing Food, Knowledge and Hope

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Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, one of the Capital Area Food Bank’s community partners, is going above and beyond the call to feed those in need by combining their regular food distributions with informative nutrition education classes.  On Wednesday, November 9th, I attended one of these classes, which are held at the church’s social hall.  About… Read more »

Faces of Hunger: Catherine Page

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Catherine Warner is quite a fixture in the Falls Church community. Born and raised in Falls Church, Catherine later married local blues legend, Haywood “Sonny” Warner, with whom she raised four children. As she grew older, she took up a cafeteria position at Washington Lee High School. A student favorite for over 10 years, kids… Read more »

Murals Project

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For years, I have wanted to find a way to make the youth garden space at Clagett Farm feel more inviting and energized for the young participants of the Farm Youth Initiative program. A mural seemed like a good first step in making that a reality.  Thanks to our friends at Common Good City Farm,… Read more »

The Fruit Party Parfait

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I’d like to share with you all a video that one of our Kids Cafe® sites created of our September Snack Box lesson – the Fruit Party Parfait. Check it out below.   The Snack Box program delivers healthy snack ingredients along with recipes and educational materials to Kids Café sites so that site leaders… Read more »

Advocacy Tools Made Easy at the Northern Virginia Hunger Summit

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  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 »

White House Community Leaders & The Capital Area Food Bank

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I recently had the opportunity and honor to represent the Capital Area Food Bank at the second White House Community Leaders Briefing Series. This event is hosted by The White House Office of Public Engagement, and is an opportunity for the White House to share information with community leaders from across the country on the… Read more »

Nutrition Education At The Food Bank

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“What can I do with this?” a young mom asks holding up a head of cabbage.  This is a frequently asked question at a food pantry distribution; and one the Nutrition Education Department at the Capital Area Food Bank is tackling head on. Each year, the CAFB distributes nearly 30 million pounds of food –… Read more »

Mother’s Day is Over But Many Mothers Are Struggling to Feed Families

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  This past weekend, many celebrated and paid tribute to their mothers, but for thousands of mothers in the National Capital Region, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Since 2006, hunger in the Washington metro area has increased 25 percent and over 641,000 residents are struggling to get enough food to eat.  After rent, transportation and… Read more »

Sharing Experiences

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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 »