A few lucky staff members had the opportunity to take a Beginning Beekeeping Course at University of DC hosted by the DC Beekeepers Alliance. Our staff learned how to help manage bee populations, which are essential because they pollinate the fruits and vegetables we eat and food for animals which we then consume.
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The Capital Area Food Bank recently hosted 40 volunteers who each represented one of the “Divine Nine” original historically black sororities and fraternities. Together, they sorted food items in our warehouse and participated in a Face Hunger session — a hands-on simulation and discussion activity that raises awareness and understanding of hunger.
We’re still in the heart of summer, when produce is plentiful. Here at the Food Bank’s Urban Demonstration Garden, we’re growing some delicious veggies all summer long, which are given away to food assistance partners and ultimately make their way to members of the community! But what can you do with this nutritious produce? How about some spicy eggplant!
Akiema’s job helps her pay the family’s bills, but it doesn’t leave much left over for food. She used to worry about how she’d make sure her kids got enough to eat, especially over the summer and after school. Today, though, that’s changed. Read more to learn how.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make an urban garden plot and grow some veggies on your urban property, maybe on a balcony or on your front deck? Well here’s your chance! We’ve put together some instructions for growing your own urban garden plot.
For families dealing with food insecurity, summer can be a struggle as their kids lose access to school meals. The Food Bank works to alleviate summer hunger through our Summer Meals programs, so kids can feel full and ready for summer adventures!
Capital Area Food Bank CEO Radha Muthiah recently visited one of the food bank’s free monthly produce markets. The experience prompted her to reflect on the importance of doing two things simultaneously: meeting the need in our community today, and building a path towards a different future.
Hannah Spanner runs the pantry and fresh food distribution program at Faith United Methodist Church. For her, serving the community with dignity and equity is what it’s all about.
Veteran Richard Adam’s favorite part about retirement is sleeping in, which he does every day of the week except for one: Thursdays, when he helps distribute food to those in his community.
The Capital Area Food Bank works with many incredible corporate and foundation partners. These supporters are diverse and represent an array of sectors and issues, but they’re unified by one thing: passion for making a positive impact in our community.