The People We Serve & Impact We Make

Hunger is here.

In the Washington area, 700,000 residents are at risk of hunger. That’s 16% of the region.

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Hunger hurts.

• 48 percent of households served by the food bank have a family member with high blood pressure, and 22 percent of households served by the food bank have a family member With diabetes (Feeding America, 2014).
• Compared to food secure seniors, food insecure seniors are 53 percent more likely to report a heart attack, 52 percent more likely to develop asthma, and 40 percent more likely to report an experience Of Congestive heart failure (Feeding America and the National Foundation
to End Senior Hunger, 2013).
• Food insecure children are more likely to experience stomachaches, headaches, colds, ear infections, and fatigue. They are sick more often, recover more slowly, and are more likely to be hospitalized (Feeding America, 2014).
• 70 percent of households served by the food bank reported “purchasing inexpensive, Unhealthy” food as the Common Coping Strategy to hunger (Feeding America, 2014).

The Capital Area Food Bank
is taking hunger off the map.

HOW WE WORK

44 million pounds of fruits, vegetables, and groceries were distributed in DC, MD, VA through Food Assistance Partners and Direct Distribution Programs in fiscal year 2015.

partners

Faith based organizations, food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, senior programs, and daycare centers work on the ground to get food from the CAFB to neighbors in need.

DIRECT FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS
Weekend Bags FOR KIDS

52 Weekend Bags
We provide weekly, kid-friendly bags of groceries for children to ensure they have enough to eat when not at school.

FOR FAMILIES

29 Family Market Sites

Our nutrition education courses teach CAFB food assistance partners and the neighbors they serve about healthy food selection, budgeting, cooking, AND growing.
1 Mobile Food Program
Our nutrition education courses teach CAFB food assistance partners and the neighbors they serve about healthy food selection, budgeting, cooking, AND growing.
4 Joyful Food Markets
This monthly, pop-up grocery market takes place at schools in DC’s Wards 7 & 8. A collaboration with Martha’s Table, each market provides families with healthy, non-perishable groceries and fresh produce for each enrolled child.
79 Kids Summer Feeding Programs
We provide healthy meals and snacks in the summer at sites that include faith-based organizations, camps, and recreation centers.
FOR EVERYONE

84 Mobile Market Sites
We provide fruits, vegetables, bread and more at no cost to any resident living in a high-need neighborhood, by delivering to safe, public places for pick-up.

86 Kids After School Food Programs
We provide free, healthy meals and snacks to students attending after school enrichment program.
3 Community Marketplace Sites
We provide fruits, vegetables, bread and more at no cost to any resident living in a high-need neighborhood, by delivering to safe, public places for pick-up.
FOR SENIORS

72 Senior Brown Bag Sites
We provide income-qualified seniors with a bag of groceries each month, along with recipes and nutrition education materials.

Nutrition Education
Our nutrition education courses teach CAFB food assistance partners and the neighbors they serve about healthy food selection, budgeting, cooking, and growing.
66 Grocery Plus Sites
We provide fruits, vegetables, bread and more at no cost to any resident living in a high-need neighborhood, by delivering to safe, public places for pick-up.
Food Near You
The CAFB offers two ways for those in need of services to find the provider closest to them:
1) Call the Hunger Lifeline for personalized recommendations on community food resources:
202-644-9807 (Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM).
2) Enter a zip code HERE for services such as housing, job training, and employment.