Posts Categorized: Education & Training

CAFB Community Partners

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, From the President & CEO.

Fall is upon us and the days are getting shorter.  Although the season’s change, the needs of our neighbors struggling to get enough food to eat remains constant.  The need for the Capital Area Food Bank and our partner agencies is greater than ever.  We are thankful to all of our community partners that have… Read more »

2010 Northern Virginia Hunger Summit

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Today the food bank is holding its Annual Northern Virginia Hunger Summit, which provides interactive forums for individuals and organizations that offer feeding programs or other social services.  The summit will feature the enlightening Bridges Out of Poverty series, a two-part series based on the book of the same name by Dr. Ruby K. Payne and… Read more »

Packed Snacks and Garden Grub

Posted by & filed under Education & Training, Food Distributions, Kids.

What fruits and vegetables taste good with peanut butter, yogurt and pizza?  What kinds of produce from the garden make good toppings for a burrito?  Ask one of the 8-12 year-olds who participated in this summer’s Farm Youth Initiative program and they could probably tell you! Through the FYI program, more than 150 children from… Read more »

An AmeriCorps Member’s Reflections

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A goodbye message from our AmeriCorps Patrick O’Leary. Patrick helped to bring Operation Frontine, a six-week cooking and nutrition class that teaches skills and knowledge about eating healthy on a budget. It is hard to believe that almost an entire year has gone by since I first arrived at the Capital Area Food Bank.  Since… Read more »

Every Day ServSafe

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Three weeks ago, partner organizations came together to attend Every Day ServSafe.  The original 8-16 hour food safety course was developed by the National Restaurant Association and gears lessons towards food service operations in restaurants.  Information within the original ServSafe course is really dense and really specific. . . there is an entire chapter dedicated… Read more »

Nutrition Ed Serves Up My Pyramid Salsa at Whole Foods 5% Day

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Nutrition Education served up My Pyramid Salsa at the Whole Foods 5% Day on May 26th. My Pyramid Salsa is a basic mixture 2, 24 ounce jars of salsa, 1 can of corn (drained and rinsed), 1 can of diced peaches (drained and rinsed), 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed), and 1 ½… Read more »

Community Forums

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The Food For Kids Department just finished up our spring Community Forums! We had two great days of meetings and as usual learned just as much from our sites as they hopefully learned from our presentations. Throughout the morning we discussed snack and supper options, new reporting forms, upcoming training opportunities and new resources that… Read more »

A Beacon of Light for the Blind

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“Can you guys smell and hear the sizzle? If it’s sizzling, that means that the vegetables still need to cook.” Chef Mitch was describing the cooking process to a room full of Operation Frontline participants. But this was no ordinary class—this was an extraordinary group at the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind in the Eating… Read more »