Posts Categorized: Volunteering

5 Amazing Things Our Volunteers Helped Accomplish

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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!

A Spirit of Service

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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 Divine 9 Volunteer Fellowship Day

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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.

An Evening of Gratitude For Our Volunteers

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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.”

Hunger-Free Weekends with Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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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.