Partners - Capital Area Food Bank
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Food assistance partners are not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that are passionate and prepared to serve the community.

Partners receive food and health education materials from the food bank and distribute them through the Washington metropolitan area to help create access to good, healthy food in every community. There are all types of food assistance partners. They include organizations that offer food-related services like meal and grocery programs, along with organizations that focus on job training and housing assistance. The food bank supplies the food so that these organizations can focus their resources on other services.

For more information

Send an email to or call us at 202-644-9800.

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Important Update – Friday 3/20

The CAFB is moving to an all delivery distribution model and there will no longer be shopping at the Agency Marts or pickups at either the DC or Lorton facilities.

The following is a brief update, please check your email for more information from the CAFB.

Ordering and Delivery Specifics
  • Place food orders as you normally do via PartnerLink.
  • If you currently have an order that was slated for pickup or need to add to an existing order, please contact Customer Service to make changes.
  • To place an order, you will schedule a time and day for delivery. The actual time (and day, as necessary) will be determined by the CAFB logistics team.  This is necessary due to the increased number of deliveries we will be completing over the course of the week.
  • Minimum & maximum ordering thresholds are being put in place (please check email communication for specifics).
  • You will receive a call or email prior to the day of your delivery confirming the day window of time for your delivery.
  • Health and safety is our top priority. Drivers will arrive and place pallets at a location where there are no people, or where distancing of people can be maintained at 6 feet.  Driver will request a signature for receipt of delivery in a way that maximizes distancing.

The CAFB plans to continue hosting Pop-Up Pantries where we understand there to be more need than partner reach or supply can accommodate at this time. We will actively promote our partner network as sources of food for communities.

Please double-check the information we posted about your distributions/hours of operation on our website here, and email with any suggested edits to what we have posted.

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Benefits of Partnership

The Capital Area Food Bank’s nonprofit Food Assistance Partners receive access to food, training, and more in support of their work.

Food Benefits

  • Order food from CAFB
  • Receive free government commodities through the USDA/TEFAP program
  • Connect with local grocery and retail stores through Partner Direct

Education Benefits

  • Learn the basics with Shopping 101 and Partnership 101