The food bank operates programs which provide food to children at their school or aftercare provider.
There are nearly 200,000 children and teens at risk of hunger in the Washington, DC metro area. The Capital Area Food Bank provides a specialized, mobile food distribution program to support children and their parents or guardians.
In 2015, the Capital Area Food Bank and Shoppers launched an innovative mobile nutrition program to address the growing number of children struggling with hunger in Prince William County when school is out of session. The newly converted school bus delivers fresh, healthy lunches to approximately 300 children Monday through Friday during the summer months. The Mobile Meals Bus delivers to four locations in Manassas, Dumfries and Woodbridge.