The CAFB is gearing up to release a cookbook next summer that will show how the food we distribute can easily become healthy, affordable meals.
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Come out on Tuesday, November 17 and see your favorite on-air personalities at the annual Food2Feed radio-thon benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank from 6am – 6pm.
Of the 444 non-profit partners that receive food from the CAFB to distribute in their community, the following 29 have demonstrated their commitment to providing healthy food and nutrition education to the communities they serve:
This just in: Processed, sugary and fried foods all contribute to obesity in kids, a study finds.
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.”
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.