News Releases 2014

2014 – 20132012201120102009 – 2008 – All News and Media

12/11/2014 – Star of TLC’s Hit Show Breaking Amish to Help Nourish Residents in Need
Kate Stoltz of TLC’s hit show BREAKING AMISH will join a select group of DC area residents at the Capital Area Food Bank on Thursday, December 11 for a day of community service – sorting and packing food to help families facing hunger this holiday season. The volunteers – winners of a TLC sweepstakes and their guests – will join Kate for a three-hour work session dedicated to packing food fro the more than 540,000 families, children and seniors who seek food assistance from the Capital Area Food Bank’s network of 500 partner agencies across the Washington metro area.

12/10/2014 – Capital Area Food Bank’s New Partnership with Rideshare Company Makes Donating Food During the Holidays Uber-easy
The Capital Area Food Bank, the region’s largest hunger organization, has partnered with Uber, the rising ridesharing company, to help get food to children, seniors and families during the holiday rush.

10/24/2014 – Wizards Players & Military Personnel to Volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank
As part of NBA Cares and the league’s commitment to service, Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman, players Dejuan Blair, Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, Glen Rice, Garrett Temple and Martell Webster will be joined by military personnel, Wizard Girls, G-Wiz and local students from Browne Educational Campus to help pack bags for the Capital Area Food Bank’s Weekend Bag Program, which ensures that nearly 2,000 children have food to eat over the weekend when they don’t have access to school meals.

10/20/2014 – Capital Area Food Bank Participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Following a long tradition, the Capital Area Food Bank announced that it will once again provide a feeding program to children and adults throughout the Washington metro area. The Child and Adult Care Food Program, for which the food bank will be an acting program sponsor, is funded by the US Deptment of Agriculture.

10/2/2014 – LULAC and Tyson Foods Partner to Donate Truckloads of Protein to the Capital Area Food Bank
In the month of October, Tyson Foods and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are partnering together to donate five truckloads of protein to the Capital Area Food Bank and four other food banks in California, New York, Texas and Florida.

9/26/2014 – Capital Area Food Bank Hosts Northern Virginia Hunger Summit
The Capital Area Food Bank is hosting its 11th Annual Northern Virginia Hunger Summit that will highlight the food bank’s commitment to health and wellness as among its primary strategic goals. The summit will convene food experts and practitioners to identify best practices and barriers for individuals who want to take control of their health through home cooking. Attendees will then be treated to a live cook-off, featuring four local chefs competing to make the tastiest meal using CAFB ingredients.

9/15/2014 – The Capital Area Food Bank Teams With Walmart, Feeding America to “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.”
The public can help the Capital Area Food Bank win a $60,000 grant from Walmart as part of “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” a nationwide campaign that launched today at food banks across the country. The initiative will provide a total of $3.7 million to Feeding America and participating food banks that provide hunger relief to millions of people in need of food assistance.

8/18/2014 – More Than Half a Million People Turn to Capital Area Food Bank to Make Ends Meet
More than 530,700 people in the Washington Metro region, 12 percent of the area’s population, turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a new study released today by the Capital Area Food Bank and Feeding America. Hunger in America 2014 is the largest and most comprehensive study of people seeking food assistance in the United States ever conducted.

7/7/2014 – Washington Nationals to Visit the Capital Area Food Bank
Pitchers Jerry Blevins and Craig Stammen will team up with children from Jubilee Housing Teen Renaissance to participate in CAFB’s Kids Cafe to prepare healthy snacks that can be enjoyed while watching a baseball game. The Kids Cafe program provides free, healthy meals and snacks to more than 2,000 children and teens daily after school and over the summer at nearly 90 locations in the Washington metro area.

6/27/2014 – Super Bowl 44 Champion Usama Young Returns Home to Help Nourish Residents in Need
Oakland Raiders Safety Usama Young will volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank’s Northeast Washington food distribution center to help pack and sort food, and assemble windowsill herb gardens that will be distributed at CAFB Family Markets – monthly school-based food pantries that feed over 2,000 families.

6/19/2014 – The Capital Area Food Bank Participates in the DC Free Summer Meals Program

6/19/2014 – The Capital Area Food Bank Participates in the MD Free Summer Meals Program

5/30/2014 – Capital Area Food Bank is Participating in the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program – Open and Open Restricted Sites
Following a long tradition, the Capital Area Food Bank today announced that it will once again provide a feeding program to children throughout the Washington metro area. The Summer Food Service Program, for which the food bank will be an acting program sponsor, is funded by the US Department of Agriculture.

5/30/2014 – Capital Area Food Bank is Participating in the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program – Closed Enrolled Sites
Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

5/30/2014 – Women, Children Not Admitted into Commodity Supplemental Food Program as Required by Federal Regulations
The Capital Area Food Bank will no longer be able to admit women and children into the USDA’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program, which provides free packaged groceries to eligible participants monthly.

5/12/2014 – Washington Mystics Take Game off the Court to Help Address Hunger
As part of the team’s continuing efforts to support communities around the D.C. area, Washington Mystics players will volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank’s Northeast Washington facility on Monday, May 12.

4/13/2014 – Capital Area Food Bank’s 11th Annual Blue Jeans Ball Features Hunger Relief and Fashionable Denim
Hundreds of the area’s committed leaders and residents are coming together to support the effort to end hunger in our community.

4/1/2014 – Capital Area Food Bank Launches Annual Food From the Bar Campaign in Partnership with Local Law Firms
The Capital Area Food Bank today announced the launch of Food From The Bar, the Washington legal community’s annual fundraising campaign, with the ambitious goal of raising $200,000 to help the food bank reach those at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area.

3/7/2014 – Peanut Butter Donation to Capital Area Food Bank of Northern Virginia Honors National Peanut Month
In honor of March being National Peanut Month, the Virginia Peanut Board and Virginia Peanut Growers Association are teaming with PLANTERS, a Kraft Foods brand, and Peanut Proud to contribute peanut butter to the Capital Area Food Bank’s food distribution center in Virginia and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks.

3/4/2014 – Tyson Foods to Donate 30,000 Pounds of Protein to Capital Area Food Bank
The donation is part of Champion for Kids’ “Be a Hunger Hero” campaign, a partnership between Champions for Kids and Tyson Foods that aims to fight childhood hunger by providing much-needed protein to families in need.

2/27/2014 – Spring Forward Food Drive benefits those served by the Capital Area Food Bank and the Maryland Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank with support from AARP will receive food for distribution to its 500 partner agencies from the 27th annual Harvest for the Hungry Spring Forward Food Drive to be held March 1 – 9.

1/9/2014 – Capital Area Food Bank Wins Morgan Stanley Award to Expand Program Delivering Nutritious Meals to Children and Families
The Capital Area Food Bank today announced a $50,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to fund its Family Markets Program, a child hunger initiative that helps to ensure that low-income families have a readily accessible source of healthy and nutritious food to prepare at home.