Volunteers are the beating heart of the Capital Area Food Bank. They’re on the front lines of the distribution process every day. Volunteers provide the essential first step in getting food flowing to the men, women, and children we serve in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area. In honor of National Volunteer Month, here are five amazing things our volunteers helped accomplish this past year!
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It was cold. Very cold. But GEICO’s fleet of volunteers was bundled up and ready to serve anyway. The job at hand was too important to do otherwise.
On a brisk and rainy December morning, the Naval Academy was on deck to serve. Hunger doesn’t take a break because of bad weather. To help the many people who rely on our markets, the food bank relies on dedicated volunteers. Members of the Midshipmen Action Group (MAG), an organization that prepares Academy students for future service, displayed that spirit of service at a recent community market.
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.
On the heels of the grand opening of its new US headquarters in Arlington, Nestlé employees are making an impact for neighbors in the Washington region.
We’re always on the lookout for ways to say “thank you” to our incredible volunteers, and April – National Volunteer Month – presented a great opportunity to do that with an “Evening of Gratitude.”
For Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), knowing that children in our area might go hungry when school is out is a serious call to action. Which is why, in partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), they recently rallied hundreds of their team members to help get food into the hands of kids who need it.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is making a big investment in hunger relief and wellness in our area. To kick things off, they joined us for a day of volunteering!
My name is Joshua Brown, I’m 12 years old, and I spent my summer volunteering on the Capital Area Food Bank’s mobile meals bus alongside food bank staff.
Morgan Stanley has supported the food bank, and the community it serves, with more than $300,000 in financial support since 2010!