Seasonal Food Drives

During this holiday season, we rely on our partners in the community to provide nonperishable food donations that support our mission throughout the year. We’re grateful for the businesses, organizations, individuals and groups that collaborate on our behalf to collect good, healthy food; combined, these donations amount to over one million pounds of food annually!  Right now, there are a number of easy ways that you can take action, right from your own neighborhood:

Host Your Own Food and Funds Drive

With just three easy steps, you can host your own community food drive this holiday season. This year, don’t forget to include a digital drive, as every $1 donated to CAFB provides 2.5 meals to the community.

Whole Foods Feed 4 More Campaign

From now until December 24, Whole Foods customers are encouraged to make a $1, $5 or $10 donation at the register to support Capital Area Food Bank. Nineteen Whole Foods stores throughout Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland are participating.

Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign

Now through November 30th, Harris Teeter customers are encouraged to make a food donation or purchase a $5 or $20 donation card at the register that will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. Collection bins are located at the entry way of the store.

Shoppers Food $5 Bags

Anytime through December, Shoppers customers can purchase a $5 Bag filled with nonperishable wellness items for those in need. The bags are collected by the food bank on a weekly basis and distributed to the community.


Now through the end of the year, participate in Safeway’s Holiday Bucks Campaign to provide meals to the community via the Capital Area Food Bank. Customers can donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register to contribute.

Giant Food

Starting November 1st, all stores in the metro area are generously collecting food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank. Collections bins are located at the store entrance, so don’t forget to add a few items to your holiday shopping list! You can also purchase a Nature’s Promise Box that will be donated directly to CAFB.