According to this morning’s Washington Post, nearly 3 in 5 American adults take a prescription drug. Alarmingly, they suggest that obesity is driving the need for these drugs, primarily hypertension, heart failure, diabetes and “other elements of the “cardiometabolic syndrome.”
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This fall, 30 companies in the Washington metro area provided the equivalent of 100,000 meals to children, seniors and families struggling with hunger in our community.
Last year, the food bank distributed over ten million pounds of food to residents living in Prince George’s County, where 14.8 percent of residents struggle with hunger.
Lack of adequate healthy food can impair a child’s ability to concentrate and perform well in school and is linked to higher levels of behavioral and emotional problems from preschool through adolescence.
On this World Food Day, we need to keep acknowledging the very real progress that so many have contributed to, while we keep our eye sharply on the remaining challenge.
The eggplant in the Agency Mart today was the reward reaped from the strong ties he forms with local farmers.
About 8 years ago, my wife and I decided to put together an event for patients in our medical office that would help collect food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank.
Hunger doesn’t take a break, not even for the Pope.
Crowdfunding helps the Capital Area Food Bank fund hunger relief efforts in an engaging and meaningful way.
Join us for a complimentary evening of fashion, food and fun as we kick off the Capital Area Food Bank’s 13th Annual Blue Jeans Ball on Thursday, September 24 from 6-8pm.