Posts Categorized: Partners

Top Shelf Training Offered in February and March

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The Capital Area Food Bank is gearing up to offer the Top Shelf training program to partner agencies in February and March. The goal of Top Shelf is to provide organizations with the resources to increase capacity, serve more clients, and sustain emergency feeding programs. Seven workshops provide solid foundations for feeding programs to improve… Read more »

Bringing In Birds with Benefits

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A group of seniors from Avondale and Manor locations received a double treat at their recent visit to the Capital Area Food Bank the day before Thanksgiving. Not only did they receive special food baskets containing a turkey breast and other delicious food, they were surprised to meet President Obama and his entire family who… Read more »

Partners Triumphed Over 2011 Challenges

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The end of the year invites reflection and as I reflect on the past year, I think of the some of the remarkable accomplishments. Six school food pantries serving over 1,000 children and their families were established. This year, the mobile food pantry program distributed close to 9 million pounds of food directly to families… Read more »

Charles Carroll Middle School Pantry Program

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One Saturday each month, the Faith-Based Collaborative and Charles Carol Middle school in New Carrollton, Maryland partner with the Capital Area Food Bank to host a school food pantry for families in the community. The pantry has been active since February 2011 and has grown to be a regular source of needed food for parents… Read more »

Black Friday

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Black Friday by definition is a day that many retailers eagerly anticipate. They look forward to having sales that put them back in the black, meaning that they are finally making a profit. We experience our own Black Friday, more frequently when we receive our regular paychecks. But did you know that fewer people in… Read more »

Faces of Hunger: Kimalon, Willie and Marvin

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We are proud to provide senior citizens with basic food staples through our brown bag program. While many people in our area have trouble accessing nutritious food, seniors are particularly at risk due to declining health, rising medical costs, and fixed incomes. In our ongoing Faces of Hunger series, we profile 3 brown bag recipients… Read more »

How Do You Transform a Community?

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The Capital Area Food Bank advises starting from the ground up by strengthening individuals and organizations active in the community to serve the needs of the community better. This is the philosophy behind Project Kitchen Table, an initiative of The Wal-Mart Foundation that will help faith-based feeding programs in Washington, DC assess their needs and… 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 »

Faces of Hunger: Nhi Nguyen

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Brown Bag recipient Nhi Nguyen feels lucky to have lived in the Winter Hill apartment complex in Falls Church for the past six years. Nhi has overcome considerable hardships to reach a stage in her life where food and shelter are no longer questionable. Moreover, she finally has leisure time to enjoy activities such as… Read more »