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The Food Bank Network

To strengthen and fill in gaps in the hunger safety net under the Washington metro area, the Capital Area Food Bank is committed to connecting its partners and neighbors in need with healthy food. The Food Bank Network creates links to the CAFB’s network of food assistance partners and programs while providing real time access to services such as affordable housing and job training. The CAFB offers two ways for those in need of services to find the provider closest to them:
  • Call the Hunger Lifeline for personalized recommendations to community food resources over the phone: 202-644-9807 (Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm)
  • Enter your zip code in the Food Bank Network field to search for services related to food, transportation, education, job training and more. If you do not know your zip code, you can quickly find it here by entering your address.
Disclaimer: While we are proud to offer this information, the Capital Area Food Bank cannot be held responsible for the experience encountered with any of the service providers listed on the Food Bank Network.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Are you or someone you know in need of longer term food assistance? The Capital Area Food Bank partners with organizations in your community that can help you sign up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This program will enable you to access your choice of food from your local grocery store, convenience store, and some farmers' markets and co-op food programs. Click here to learn more.