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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LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) brought young people between the ages of 13 and 19 and we had the chance to ask them: “What does hunger mean to you?”
These are their responses:
A lot of exciting things are happening in the food movement that will without no doubt improve the taste and nutrition of, and access to, foods.
Fast forward a week to yesterday afternoon, when I found myself walking the aisles of our distribution center with the 60 members of the sweetgreen team who had come to volunteer.
After the season of giving ends, volunteers are still needed at the Capital Area Food Bank! We are especially in need of volunteers on weekdays in January at our DC distribution center, to help sort and pack all of these donations we received over the holidays.
We’re grateful to Harris Teeter for all it’s doing to assist the food bank and the mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, and grandparents that we serve!
Solving a problem begins with understanding it. So two years ago, the food bank set about creating a digital map to help us better understand regional hunger.
Driving for the Capital Area Food Bank for the past five years has opened my eyes to the tremendous need in our area.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Our friends at Safelite AutoGlass have graciously pledged to double the gift you make today.
It’s that time of year again – time to help the Capital Area Food Bank Stuff-A-Truck!