Following the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Capital Area Food Bank will be serving emergency meals for children during the school closures in the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County through the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children free of charge.
Washington DC, March 24, 2020 – Following the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Capital Area Food Bank will be serving emergency meals for children during the school closures in the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County through the Summer Food Service Program. The state agency that operates the program in both regions has received a waiver to waive the congregate meal requirement, allowing children to take bagged meals offsite and promote social distancing.
During the school year, The Capital Area Food Bank operates afterschool and weekend meal programs, through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Weekend Bag. Both of these programs fill meal gaps, supplementing school based federal free or reduced price breakfasts, lunches, afterschool snacks and dinners. Meal service is extended through the summertime, with sites offering daily breakfasts, lunches, snacks and suppers through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Additionally, the CAFB’s Weekend Bag program provides bags of pantry staples and fresh produce for children and their families over the weekend when school is out of session. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAFB is able to offer takeaway emergency meals through SFSP.
Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals will provided at the sites and time as follows. Visit this page for the latest information.
|Address||Lunch/Supper Time Start||Lunch/Supper Time End||Snack Time Start||Snack Time End|
|Danbury Youth Center||5501 Silver Hill Rd, Forestville, MD||Mondays & Fridays at 10:00 AM||Mondays & Fridays at 1:00 PM|
|St. Stephen’s Baptist Church||5757 Temple Hills Rd, Temple Hills, MD||Tuesdays at 12:00 PM||Tuesdays at 2:00 PM|
|CAFE at Queens Manor Garden Apartments||2706 Queens Chapel Rd, Mt. Rainier, MD||Mondays & Fridays at 5:00 PM||Mondays & Fridays at 6:00 PM|
|Brookland Manor||2525 14th St NE, Washington, DC||Mondays – Fridays at 1:00 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 2:00 PM|
|City Gate||4275 4th St SE, Washington, DC||Mondays – Fridays at 1:00 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 3:00 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 1:00 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 3:00 PM|
|Jubilee Early Start||1650 Fuller St NW, Washington, DC||Mondays – Fridays at 4:30 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 6:00 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 4:30 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 6:00 PM|
|Little Lights 1212||1212 I St NW, Washington, DC||Mondays – Fridays at 1:00 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 2:30 PM|
|Little Lights Hopkins||1000 12th St SE, Washington, DC||Mondays – Fridays at 1:00 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 2:30 PM|
|Tutoring Cafe||6906 4th St NW, Washington, DC||Mondays – Fridays at 2:00 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 3:00 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 2:00 PM||Mondays – Fridays at 3:00 PM|
About the Capital Area Food Bank
Now commemorating our 40th anniversary year, the Capital Area Food Bank works to address hunger today and create brighter futures tomorrow for the nearly half a million people across the region experiencing food insecurity. As the anchor in the area’s hunger relief infrastructure, we provide over 30 million meals to people in need each year by supplying food to 450+ nonprofit organizations, including Martha’s Table, SOME – So Others Might Eat, DC Central Kitchen, Food for Others, Manna, and others. Through these partnerships, the food bank supports 10 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. To learn more, visit: capitalareafoodbank.org, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/CapitalAreaFoodBank, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
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