The Verizon Center was buzzing with activity as nearly 600 volunteers gathered to pack 12,500 bags of food for the Capital Area Food Bank’s Weekend Bag Program on June 17.
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After experiencing hunger as a child, Ranell Davis decided to open up a pantry to make sure that others would not go hungry in her NE DC community.
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.
As a partner dedicated to helping people in our region eat well and be well, Giant is making it easier than ever for the community to help provide our neighbors with access to good food.
Julian Argoti wasn’t much of a cook. But when he realized that most of the low income seniors he worked with as a public health intern at the city of Greenbelt Food Pantry were dealing with diabetes and high blood pressure, he decided to become one. The Capital Area Food Bank was there to help.
At the Arbor View Apartments in southeast DC, Ms. Clark is on a quiet mission to bring nutritious food to her neighbors who are struggling with hunger, and to boost her community’s health in the process.
Last year’s WAMU membership campaign helped provide 120,000 wholesome meals to neighbors across Washington and the surrounding Virginia and Maryland suburbs through the Capital Area Food Bank.
How does that happen, you ask?
Are beans, corn flour, and rice among the pantry staples you enjoy cooking with routinely at home? For many of the households served by the Capital Area Food Bank, having access to these healthy foods are key to cooking regularly.
Snow days are many things – an opportunity for winter adventure, a parent’s worst nightmare, a time to catch up on your Netflix queue. But for the vulnerable residents of the Washington, DC region, snow days present a real and present threat.
By recognizing partners who are committed to distributing healthy food and pairing it with nutrition resources, we will see a positive impact in the community.