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August 13, 2017 – Foodie and the Beast – Foodie and the Beast – August 13, 2017

August 9, 2017 – Eater DC – Arlington’s Newest Java Destination Discourages Laptops, Plus More Intel

July 28, 2017 – Huffington Post – DC Panel Reveals Innovative Tactics for Fighting Summer Hunger

July 24, 2017 – The Washingtong Post – Slowing the revolving door of prison with corn bread, cabbage and chocolate

July 17, 2017 – The Renewal Project – How an organization that feeds the hungry is also tackling obesity and heart disease

July 13, 2017 – The Washington Post – She started a company focusing on quotes from women. What does she have to say?

July 11, 2017 – Food News Feed – Lineup for Washington Summer Restaurant Week Unveiled

July 5, 2017 – East of the River Magazine July 2017 – Food Desert Solutions, page 18

May 25, 2017 – AFRO – Community Works Together to Feed All

May 24, 2017 – Washington Informer – Feeding the DMV’s Seniors

May 23, 2017 – WUSA9 – Capital Area Food Bank: An organic non-profit

May 18, 2017 – The Washington Post – The president of Martha’s Table dreams of equity for all but knows the challenges

May 17, 2017 – Public Now – DCHA Executive Director Participates In Brookings Panel Discussion

May 16, 2017 – Food Industry Today – Capital Area Food Bank to Host First Ever Hunger and Health Summit at Pew Charitable Trust

May 15, 2017 – Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 – America’s favorite candies are about to get less fattening

May 12, 2017 – Clean Plates – Moms On A Mission: These 50 Women Are Changing The Way We Eat

May 12, 2017 – The Washington Post – Charities are realizing that poor people also deserve healthy food

May 11, 2017 – The Washington Post – The one piece of Michelle Obama’s legacy that President Trump can’t wreck

May 11, 2017 – Health Technology Net – Capital Area Food Bank Makes a Commitment to the Partnership For A Healthier America for Innovation in Healt

May 10, 2017 – The Washington Informer – Prince George’s County Faces Hunger Problem

April 28, 2017 – University Chronicle – D.C. Lawyers Join Capital Area Food Bank To Take On Hunger During Month Of May

April 26, 2017 – Bisnow – Blue Jeans Ball!

April 25, 2017 – Eater – Blue Jeans Ball Raises Enough to Provide One Million Meals to the Hungry, Plus More Intel

April 20, 2017 – Eater – Top Food and Drink Events in D.C.: 14th Annual Blue Jeans Ball Gala

April 13, 2017 – ABC7 – Blue Jeans Ball

April 10, 2017 – The BayNet – Giant Food gives $14.6 million back to the community

April 7, 2017 – Bisnow – Food from the Bar’s Billiard Bash!

April 4, 2017 – In My Bowl – CAFB’s Blue Jeans Ball

April 4, 2017 – Edible DC – Join Us at a Party to Prevent Hunger

March 28, 2017 – CBS DC – Best Upcoming Charity Events In Washington D.C.

March 2, 2017 – Washington City Paper – La Cocina VA is a Win-Win for Latino Immigrants and Restaurants

February 24, 2017 – WUSA9 – Program offers free food, fresh groceries in DC

January 6, 2017 – The Washington Post – How the area’s largest food bank is fighting hunger in the suburbs

December 9, 2016 – The Washington Post – 1 in 4 D.C. children can’t access affordable, nutritious food. This has to change.

November 30, 2016 – Civil Eats – A Community Market Grows in a D.C. Neighborhood Abandoned by Food Retailers

November 22, 2016 – Gaulladet University Athletes – Bison Volunteer At Capital Area Food Bank Over Thanksgiving Holiday

November 22, 2016 – NPR – When Food Banks Say No To Sugary Junk, Schools Offer A Solution

October 24, 2016 – Healthline – The American Capital’s Largest Food Bank Says No to Junk Food

October 24, 2016 – ABC7 – Putting an end to hunger with the Capital Area Food Bank’s Empty Bowl Project

October 24, 2016 – Breaking Bread Podcast – Breaking Bread at the Capital Area Food Bank

October 13, 2016 – NBC4 Washington – ‘Empty Bowls’ Charity Lunch in Bethesda Helps Feed People in Need

October 12, 2016 – Association of Health Care Journalists – More universities turning to food banks to plug hunger gap

October 7, 2016 – DCist – At The Capital Area Food Bank, Produce Is Paramount

October 3, 2016 – Redskins – Redskins Volunteer At Capital Area Food Bank

September 21, 2016 – The Post and Courier – Upping nutrition at food banks no piece of cake

September 17, 2016 – Washington Post – GWU, joining national movement, opens a food pantry to feed students in need

September 12, 2016 – NBC4 Washington – AARP Volunteers Pack Meals for the Elderly on 9/11

September 9, 2016 – Washington Hispanic – CAFB se deshace de comida poco saludable

September 9, 2016 – Washington Business Journal – Women Who Mean Business – Nancy Roman

August 31, 2016 – Food & Wine – Why One Food Bank Is Saying No to Junk Food

August 30, 2016 – VOX – This food bank doesn’t want your junk food. Good.

August 30, 2016 – Grocery Headquarters – Giant Food and BrightFarms Join Forces to Donate Fresh Greens to Capital Area Food Bank

August 25, 2016 – The Hill – Our nation’s top killer? The iconic American diet.

August 23, 2016 – Washington Post – Want to donate junk food? The region’s largest food bank will reject it.

August 23, 2016 – U.S. Department of Defense – DoD Makes Last-Minute Push for Food Donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

August 15, 2016 – Civil Eats – Why This Food Bank is Turning Away Junk Food

August 5, 2016 – Food Tank – More Than 200 Attendees at First DC Food Policy Council Meeting

July 28, 2016 – Alexandria Gazette – Alexandria Column: Youth Education — Keeping Kids Motivated

July 28, 2016 – DBK News – Terps Against Hunger, alumni teamed up to package 42,000 meals in two hours

July 23, 2016 – WTOP – Food bank to offer healthier choices

July 22, 2016 – DCW50 – Hundreds of thousands of kids at risk of going hungry during summer months

July 21, 2016 – ABC7 – Local group hits the road to feed kids over the summer months

July 14, 2016 – The Guardian – From field to fork: the six stages of wasting food

July 6, 2016 – Prince William Living – The Community Foundation For Northern Virginia Continues To Help Hungry Families In Manassas

July 5, 2016 – USA Today – D.C. food bank taking the junk out of clients’ diets

June 29, 2016 – Bisnow – Katten Chairman Row in Potomac Regatta Fundraiser

June 27, 2016 – DCist – Have Your Meat and Eat It Too At The National Capital BBQ

June 26, 2016 – Jewish Food Experience – Staving Off Hunger in the Nation’s Capital

June 22, 2016 – The Kojo Nnamdi Show – School’s Out, But Lunch Is Still On

June 18, 2016 – Channel 9 TV – Volunteers Fill 12,500 Lunch Bags for Kids in Need

June 6, 2016 – CBS DC – Fire Up the Grill for the 24th Annual National Capital Barbecue Battle!

June 1, 2016 – DLA Piper – DLA Piper: Long-Term Investment in Our Community

May 18, 2016 – Fairfax County Cable Channel 16 – Food Providers Network Monthly Meeting

May 16, 2016 – Washington Post – Food nonprofits will feed you and 4,999 of your closest friends on Wednesday

May 13, 2016 – 105.9 FM WMAL – 30,000 Volunteers to Pack 5 Million Meals This Weekend

May 11, 2016 – DCist – Even (Most) Local Crops Are Hating This Weather

May 11, 2016 – Food Tank – “Innovative Models for Food Recovery & Reducing Food Waste” Panel at the 2016 D.C. Food Tank Summit

May 10, 2016 – The Guardian – Open data feeds the poor 20,000 tonnes of food per year in Washington DC

April 27, 2016 – News For a Better Future – Food Bank Creates ‘Road Map To End Hunger’ With One Bus Already En Route

April 20, 2016 – ABC7 Let’s Talk Live – Teaching Children How to Give Back

March 29, 2016 – Montgomery Community Media – Childhood Hunger and Food Insecurity is Real in Montgomery County

March 28, 2016 – Aunt Bertha – Capital Area Food Bank Leverages Aunt Bertha’s Technology to Break Down Barriers

March 26, 2016 – NBC Washington – 19 Places You Can Volunteer in Spring

March 23, 2016 – The Georgetowner – Blue Jeans Ball Raises Funds for Capital Area Food Bank

March 22, 2016 – Food Tank – Ten Questions with Nancy Roman, President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank

March 14, 2016 – BISNOW – Blue Jeans Ball!

March 8, 2016 – RecentNewz – How Tech is Forcing Firms to be Better Global Citizens

February 17, 2016 – The Sentinal – Farmers Get Concession at Second Budget Session

February 12, 2016 – The Connection – Alexandria Column: Building Strong Children at Community Lodgings

January 29, 2016 – DCist –The Federal Forager: Winter Produce In The District

January 27, 2016 – The Kojo Nmandi Show –Blizzard Business: How Grocers And Restaurants Handled Snowzilla

January 27, 2016 – The Washington Sun – DPR and The Capital Area Food Bank Partner to Provide Food Distribution

January 27, 2016 – The Northwest Current – Vulnerable residents weren’t left out in cold during storm, nonprofits say

December 27, 2015 – Washington Post – Running the region’s food bank is a smorgasbord of challenges

December 23, 2015 – Connection Newspapers – Mount Vernon: UCM Adjusting How To Elevate People Out of Poverty

December 23, 2015 – NPR Marketplace – Behind America’s Hungry: Low Wages

December 17, 2015 – Alexandria Gazette Packet – Season of Giving Never Has to End

December 16, 2015 – Brightest Young Things – WINTER AND HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERING GUIDE

December 16, 2015 – McLean Connection – Season of Giving Never Has to End

December 15, 2015 – Connection Newspapers – Potomac: Hunger Project Reaches 500,000 Milestone

December 15, 2015 – Oak Hill and Herdon Connection – Season of Giving Never Has to End

December 12, 2015 – Greater Greater Washington – This group built a Metro map out of cans as part of a charity drive

November 30, 2015 – ScienceBlogs – Food Banks use Technology to Fight Hunger

November 30, 2015 – PaintSquare.com – Charity Offers Transportation in a Can

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News Releases

8/11/17 – One Year Ago, a Food Bank Turned Away Junk Food – Here’s What Happened
– The results are in: One year after the Capital Area Food Bank announced a ground-breaking decision to stop accepting junk food from grocery donors, its food is measurably healthier than before.

6/29/17 – Food Bank Calls on Retailers to Help Eliminate Food Deserts – Following the rash of reporting on the dearth of grocery stores in low income areas, the Capital Area Food Bank, a $70 million NGO, calls on all food retailers to join it in piloting new models of grocery service.

6/26/17 – Summer Meal Bus to Reach Kids in Food Deserts
– For the third year in a row, Shoppers® Food & Pharmacy and the Capital Area Food Bank will operate their “mobile meals bus” to reach children in three high needs locations in Fairfax County. Through the bus, hundreds of hot, nutritious, meals will be served between 3 – 7pm each week day.

6/6/17 – USDA Challenges Federal Employees to Support Hunger Relief More Than Ever Before
– The Feds Feed Families campaign, led by the USDA, kicked off on June 1 and runs through August 31st. All Federal agencies, including Field components, are asked to participate in this effort that was begun under Obama’s administration and has renewed focus under the leadership of recently appointed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

5/25/17 – Capital Area Food Bank Announces Free Summer Meals For Eligible Children in Prince George’s County
– Continuing its commitment to providing access to good food in every community, the Capital Area Food Bank has announced that it will once again provide free summer meals to eligible children throughout the Washington metro area. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP), for which the food bank will be an acting program sponsor, is funded by the US Department of Agriculture.

5/25/17 – Capital Area Food Bank Announces Free Summer Meals For Children in Prince George’s County
– Summer is a hard time for children who rely on school meals to receive the balanced nutrition they need to thrive. Continuing its commitment to providing access to good food in every community, the Capital Area Food Bank has announced that it will once again provide free summer meals to children throughout the Washington metro area. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP), for which the food bank will be an acting program sponsor, is funded by the US Department of Agriculture.

5/19/17 – Capital Area Food Bank Announces Free Summer Meal Sites For Income Eligible Children
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.

5/19/17 – Capital Area Food Bank Announces Free Summer Meals for Children in Washington, D.C.
Meals will be provided to all children free of charge

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 Deptment of Agriculture.

5/11/17 – Capital Area Food Bank Makes a Commitment to the Partnership For A Healthier America for Innovation in Health
The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) made a three-year commitment today with the Partnership for a Healthier America to expand its groundbreaking innovation in reconnecting food to health and scaling those innovations to low income areas across greater Washington.

3/30/17 – New Elements Announced for This Year’s Blue Jeans Ball Gala
The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) has increased its fundraising goal for the 14th Annual Blue Jeans Ball to $500,000—enough to provide 1.25 million meals to those in need around metropolitan Washington.

3/21/17 – Battling Hunger Locally, Southern Peanut Farmers Federation to Donate over 30,000 Jars of Peanut Butter to Capital Area Food Bank
The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation will be delivering 42,000 pounds of protein to hungry neighbors in the Washington metro area in the form of over 30,000 jars – a full truckload – of peanut butter on Tuesday afternoon.

3/16/17 – Food Bank, President’s Council, and Area Chefs Help Local Families Cook their Way to Better Healths
The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) is hosting the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition’s (PCFSN) #0to60 Family Food Fest, bringing together DC-area families to learn healthy cooking techniques from local professional chefs.

2/14/17 – 14th Annual Blue Jeans Ball Gala Will Fund Life Changing Meals for Thousands of Washington Area Neighbors
Each ticket to the Blue Jeans Ball provides 500 life-changing meals for people in need in our area.

11/14/16 – NFL Football Player and Food Bank Get Turkey Onto the Tables of Hometown Families in Need
Tavon Wilson, safety for the Detroit Lions, and his family will deliver Thanksgiving turkeys and other holiday foods in his hometown neighborhood of Deanwood in Washington, DC.

11/3/16 – Food Bank Ups Efforts to Prevent Diabetes
The Capital Area Food Bank applauds Medicare for its decision to start paying to help prevent diabetes, and announced that it will put 2.5 million pounds of food, including fruits, vegetables, and protein, into its programs for senior citizens across the region.

8/11/16 – CAFB Provides Relief After Gas Explosion
In the aftermath of an explosion that injured several and displaced almost one hundred people from their homes, the Capital Area Food Bank delivered food and hope to victims of an explosion in Silver Spring today.

8/8/16 – Food Bank, BrightFarms, and Giant Fighting Hunger Through Supply Chain Innovation
BrightFarms, a startup creating the first national brand of local produce, has begun donating greens directly to the Capital Area Food Bank through a partnership brokered by Giant Food, the exclusive regional retailer of BrightFarms’ products.

8/5/16 – Bright Farms Partners with CAFB to Nourish Washington Area
BrightFarms, a startup creating the first national brand of local produce, will donate 24 pallets of fresh arugula, spring mix and lettuce greens to the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), on Friday, August 5th.

8/4/16 – Capital Area Food Bank Receives $25,000 Grant From Hunger Is to Fight Childhood Hunger
The $25,000 Hunger Is grant will go towards feeding children in the local community living in households that struggle to provide sufficient healthy meals, including supporting daily breakfast. The grant will allow the CAFB to include breakfast foods in the weekend bags it sends home weekly with about 460 children at 10 partner sites across Northern Virginia.

8/1/16 – Capital Area Food Bank received $350,000 from Our Family Foundation by Giant Food
The Capital Area Food Bank recently received a $350,000 grant from Our Family Foundation by Giant Food, LLC as part of their new three-year Fighting Child Hunger initiative to increase access to nutritious food for children in need of healthier diets.

7/18/16 – Food Bank Announces Cracks Down on Junk Food | Watch Videos Here
The Capital Area Food Bank will dramatically cut back on the junk food, full calorie soda, left-over holiday candy, and sheet cake it receives and distributes as part of a broader effort to improve its food supply, the organization announced today.
“With so many of those we serve struggling with diabetes or heart disease, we have a real moral imperative to improve our food stream,” said Nancy E. Roman, CEO of the CAFB. “And we can’t do it without our largest food donors.”

7/15/16 – Food Bank Announces Crackdown on Junk Food
The Capital Area Food Bank serves 12% of the region’s total population. Nearly half of those served by the food bank have high blood pressure or live with someone who does, and another quarter are diabetic or living with a diabetic. The CAFB is committed to providing a balanced offering of foods to those it reaches, contributing to community wellness.

7/12/16 – Tyson Foods, LULAC to Donate Truckload of Protein to Capital Area Food Bank
Tyson Foods, Inc. and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are donating a truckload of protein to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. The food will go directly to helping feed the more than 700,000 Washington area residents who are at risk of hunger. The protein will be delivered to the food bank prior to the media event, which will take place at the 2016 LULAC National Convention & Exposition.

6/23/2016 – Thousands of Children to Receive Meals by Bus This Summer
Summer months mean hunger for a quarter of the children – over 45,000 boys and girls – living in Fairfax County, where regular school meals are no longer available. The Capital Area Food Bank and Shoppers® Food & Pharmacy are setting out to fix that by operating a mobile bus to get nutritious meals where they’re most needed.

6/7/2016 – America’s 24th Annual Giant Barbecue Battle Food & Music Festival Officially Kicks Off Summer in the Nation’s Capital
In 2016, military chefs from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard will participate in a special cook-off to benefit the USO of Metropolitan Washington and the Capital Area Food Bank. The event has raised over 1.7 million dollars in past years for these and other District charities.

6/1/2016 – CAFB Announces Summer Meals for MD Children-Open Sites 2016
Summer is a hard time for children who rely on school meals to receive the balanced nutrition they need to thrive. Continuing its commitment to providing access to good food in every community, the Capital Area Food Bank today announced that it will once again provide free summer meals to children in Prince George’s County.

6/1/2016 – CAFB Announces Summer Meals for MD Children-Income Eligible Sites 2016
Summer is a hard time for children who rely on school meals to receive the balanced nutrition they need to thrive. Continuing its commitment to providing access to good food in every community, the Capital Area Food Bank today announced that it will once again provide free summer meals to children in Prince George’s County.

5/13/2016 – Food Bank Partners with International Food Waste Activists to Shine Light on Food Waste Epidemic
Thousands of food waste warriors will join forces with the Capital Area Food Bank and others to highlight the growing problem of food waste at free events next week. The food bank is a leader in food waste reduction – of the 44 million pounds of food it distributed last year, 33 million was diverted from landfills. Next week, the CAFB will be joined by international leaders in urging the public to make a change in the American food system that reduces the 40% of food wasted annual in this country.

5/13/2016 – Capital Area Food Bank Announces Free Summer Meals Program for Children – Open Sites
Summer is a hard time for children who rely on school meals to receive the balanced nutrition they need to thrive. Continuing its commitment to providing access to good food in every community, the Capital Area Food Bank today announced that it will once again provide free summer meals to children throughout the Washington metro area.

5/13/2016 – Capital Area Food Bank Announces Free Summer Meals Program for Children – Closed Sites
Summer is a hard time for children who rely on school meals to receive the balanced nutrition they need to thrive. Continuing its commitment to providing access to good food in every community, the Capital Area Food Bank today announced that it will once again provide free summer meals to children throughout the Washington metro area.

5/6/2016 – DC Mayor and Lawyers Kickoff Food Bank’s Food From the Bar Campaign to Take on Hunger
What does DC have more of: lawyers, or hungry children? The latter, and DC lawyers are stepping up in force to do something about it.

4/19/2016 – 70+ of Food and Agriculture’s Leading Experts to Speak at Upcoming Two-Day Summit
Food Tank (www.FoodTank.com), in partnership with American University, will hold a two-day summit, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 and Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 9AM-5PM. The Summit will take place at the Greenberg Theatre.

3/21/2016 – Giant Food to make spring ham donation to Capital Area Food Bank
Giant Food of Landover, Md. will donate 200 hams to the Capital Area Food Bank Thursday, March 24, at 11 a.m. This is part of Giant’s contributions to five area Feeding America food banks for a total of 1,000 hams provided to help alleviate hunger across the Mid-Atlantic region.

3/21/2016 – DC Mayor and Lawyers Join FoodBank to Take on Hunger
Things are already looking brighter for the 700,000 men, women, and families in need of food in our area: Mayor Muriel Bowser, dozens of DC-area law firms, and the National Law Journal have partnered to raise food, funds and awareness about hunger in the region.

3/15/2016 – Capital Area Food Bank Tapped to Deliver Clean Water to Flint, Michigan
The region’s largest hunger organization is helping to send a train shipment of water to Flint, Michigan to help struggling residents. The Capital Area Food Bank will partner with other quick-response community leaders to fill an Amtrak train bound for Flint with bottled water for those impacted by the public health crisis there.

2/5/2016 – BrightFarms + Capital Area Food Bank Team Up to Provide Thousands of Pounds of Fresh, Local Greens to DC Residents
BrightFarms, a startup revolutionizing the U.S. produce supply chain by creating the first national brand of local produce, today announced it will donate 5,000 pounds of fresh, local greens to the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), on February 9.

11/12/2015 – Giant Food to Donate 1,000 Turkeys to Capital Area Food Bank
Giant Food of Landover, Md. will deliver 1,000 turkeys to the Capital Area Food Bank on Thursday, November 19, providing the centerpiece of Thanksgiving meals for local families and community members in need. This contribution is one of Giant’s five turkey donations to Feeding America food banks across the Mid-Atlantic region this Thanksgiving. Giant will also donate 1,000 turkeys, respectively, to the Food Bank of Delaware, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, and the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.

11/4/2015 – Empty Bowls Event Tour Concludes in Bethesda

10/29/2015 – Empty Bowls Event Tour Continues in Springfield

10/21/2015 – Empty Bowls Event Tour Commences in Dupont Circle
Local pottery artists, businesses, restaurants and people who care about universal access to healthy food will kick off the Capital Area Food Bank’s lunchtime event series Empty Bowls October 21, 2015.

9/23/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Host Free Food Market for Manassas Park City School Children and their Families
The Capital Area Food Bank and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will unveil an innovative food distribution model to serve the low income children of the Manassas Park School District and their families for the 2015-2016 academic year on September 24, 2015. The Capital Area Food Bank uses a “Family Market” model that combines food distribution with parent-teacher interactions and nutrition education. Each family takes between 28 and 30 pounds of non-perishable food and fresh produce during a market day. The families learn how to prepare their food through cooking demonstrations, recipe cards in Spanish and English, and are exposed to new and innovative technologies like a green smoothie bike to make the experience fun for all ages.

9/22/2015 – What Would Francis Do?
Hunger doesn’t take a break, not even for the Pope. Even though the Capital Area Food Bank’s DC headquarters is located blocks away from where Pope Francis will be celebrating Mass, the so-called “Francis effect” has taken hold: the largest hunger non-profit in the area has found a way to keep food flow uninterrupted during the events at Catholic University.

9/7/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Unlocks its Hunger Heat Map for Public Use
The Washington metro area’s window into the community’s hunger problem was just opened much wider. The Capital Area Food Bank announced today that it will make public its proprietary Hunger Heat Map – touted by the Washington Post as “the technology that could revolutionize the war on hunger.”

9/1/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Hosts Inaugural NOVA Hunger Action Expo
The Capital Area Food Bank is kicking off September, Hunger Action Month, by inviting elected officials from the Commonwealth of Virginia to spend time volunteering at the CAFB’s Lorton, VA facility on September 1. Civil servants will pack and sort food for the CAFB’s Senior Brown Bag Program, which provides healthy groceries to over 3,500 seniors per month. Attendees will also get a tutorial on the food bank’s Hunger Heat Map, which is used to shed light on pockets of unmet need in the DC suburbs, and experience the Face Hunger™ workshop

7/13/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank is Participating in the MD Free Summer Meals Program
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 Deptment of Agriculture.

7/13/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank is Participating in the MD Free Summer Meals Program
Children who are part of households that receive Food Supplement Program or Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meals. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program.)

6/24/2015 – PricewaterhouseCoopers Helps Capital Area Food Bank Provide 80,000 Meals to Children in Need
Nearly 200 PricewaterhouseCoopers’ employees gathered at the Tyson’s Corner Marriott on Friday, June 19 to pack 10,000 bags for the Capital Area Food Bank’s Weekend Bag program, which provides bags of healthy groceries to children in need over the weekend.

6/18/2015 – SHOPPERS, Capital Area Food Bank to Launch Mobile Feeding Bus for Children in Need
To address this growing need, Shoppers® Food & Pharmacy, a trusted local grocer in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area, along with the Capital Area Food Bank will unveil an innovative new mobile feeding program this Monday, June 22, at the Signal Hill Shoppers store in Manassas, Virginia.

6/9/2015 – Local Legal Community Exceeds Fundraising Goal in Food From the Bar Campaign to Fight Hunger for the Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank today announced the final amount raised through the Washington legal community’s annual fundraising campaign, Food From The Bar, in partnership with over 45 local law firms, law schools, and other legal professionals. The month-long campaign, in partnership with The National Law Journal, raised $260,000 to help the Food Bank reach those at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area this summer.

5/22/2015 – Wegmans Alexandria to Deliver Over 15,000 Pounds of Food to the Capital Area Food Bank
Wegmans Food Markets will deliver a truckload of 15,877 pounds of nonperishable food to the Capital Area Food Bank, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, on Thursday, May 28 at 12 PM. The delivery will take place at the CAFB’s Northern Virginia location and is the first donation from Wegmans’ new Alexandria store, which opens June 14.

5/20/2015 – Open and Open Restricted D.C. Free Summer Meals Program 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. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.

5/20/2015 – Closed Enrolled D.C. Free Summer Meals Program 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. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.

5/8/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Mourns the Loss of Hannah Hawkins
The Capital Area Food Bank expresses deep regret for the loss of Hannah Hawkins, Founder and Executive Director of Children of Mine Youth Center, Inc. Ms. Hawkins served on the board of the CAFB from 2008 through 2015.

5/5/2015 – Busboys & Poets Founder Andy Shallal Joins Washington Area’s Largest Hunger Relief Organization to Mobilize Next Generation
Policy makers, business leaders and over 350 community leaders from soup kitchens, food pantries and other non-profit service providers will gather Friday, May 15 at 8:00 am for the Capital Area Food Bank’s annual Hunger Summit to discuss Hunger and the Next Generation.

4/28/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Launches Campaign-Wide Kickoff With DC Law Community and National Law Journal to Fight Hunger Locally
Dozens of law firms are competing in the annual Food From The Bar campaign to raise the most funds and food for the Capital Area Food Bank. The legal community has set the ambitious goal of raising $200,000 (the equivalent of 500,000 meals) to help the food bank help those at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area.

4/27/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Receives $1 Million Donation to Distribute More Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Washington, DC, April 27 – Bill Conway, Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, announced a $1 million donation to the Capital Area Food Bank yesterday, citing the organization’s commitment to health and wellness.

4/24/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Receives $20,000 Grant from Hunger Is to Fight Childhood Hunger
Hunger Is, a joint charitable campaign of The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, helps CAFB address hunger in Washington metro area

4/24/2015 – Washington Metro Area’s Largest Hunger Relief Organization Announces Budget Increases for Senior Food Programs
The Capital Area Food Bank today announced expansion plans for its three senior hunger programs: Grocery Plus (aka the Commodity Supplemental Food Program), the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and the Senior Brown Bag Program.

4/8/2015 – Baltimore Ravens John Urschel Joins Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Representatives from Capital Area Food Bank and Maryland Food Bank to Kick Off the Great American Milk Drive
The Great American Milk Drive Makes it Easy for Shoppers to Give a Gallon of Nutrient-Rich Milk to Local Food Banks While Visiting Local Shoppers Locations

4/2/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Applauds Mayor Bowser for Committment to Nutritious Food for DC Residents
The Capital Area Food Bank applauds and thanks Mayor Bowser and her administration for their commitment to the health of DC residents. Creating access to healthy foods and opportunities for nutrition education in areas where food options are limited is critical to alleviating hunger and improving health behaviors and practices. Solving hunger underpins health, education and employment: the building blocks of our city. The Capital Area Food Bank looks forward to supporting the Mayor’s commitment by continuing to provide nutritious food to children, families, and food insecure individuals throughout Washington, DC.

3/25/2015 – Custom Fit to Solve Hunger
The Capital Area Food Bank’s 12th Annual Blue Jeans Ball strengthens the community to solving hunger on a night featuring fashionable denim and the Washington metro area’s top restaurants.

3/20/2015 – Smithfield Foods and THEALUMRUN™ Team Up with Capital Area Food Bank to Fight Hunger in the Washington Metro Region
THEALUMRUN™, the premier national road race series focused on college and university alumni, students and sports fans, debuts in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2015 with runners from over 150 schools. The day before the race, however, prospective runners from rival schools will come together as friends to help fight hunger in the Washington metro region.

2/27/2015 – Local Law Schools to Join Fight Against Hunger in Volunteer Service Day Competition
Law school students in the District will take a break from the classroom to volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank as part of the Food From the Bar campaign, which collects food and funds for more than half a million children, families and seniors at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area. To get an early start on the competition, students will participate in a volunteer service day at the CAFB’s Northeast Washington facility. Activities will include packing and sorting food for the food bank’s child hunger programs; and Face Hunger, an interactive workshop that educates groups about hunger and its many causes.

2/27/2015 – Empty Bowls Debuts in Northern Virginia
The Empty Bowls Springfield event brings together artists, local restaurants and the community to help tackle the issue of hunger in the Washington metro region. For a minimum donation of $25, guests will savor delicious soups and breads from the areas hottest restaurants and leave with unique, handcrafted bowls donated by local artists. Guests keep their bowls as a reminder of how they helped fill empty bowls in the community. All proceeds from the sale of the art bowls go directly to the CAFB.

2/26/2015 – Attorney General Mark Herring to host lunchtime rally for Northern Virginia attorneys participating in the 9th Annual Legal Food Frenzy
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will convene attorneys across Northern Virginia at Reed Smith LLP to kick off the 9th annual Legal Food Frenzy, a campaign that raises food and funds for the Capital Area Food Bank. The campaign runs from March 30, 2015 through April 10, 2015 and rallies the community together to help tackle the issue of local hunger.

2/10/2015 – Empty Bowls Invades Bethesda – Capital Area Food Bank Expands Popular Event Featuring Hand-Crafted Bowls and Soups from Areas Hippest Restaurants
A very cool collision of area potters, Bethesda Businesses, local restaurants and people who care about hunger. The Empty Bowls Bethesda lunch event brings together artists, local restaurants and the community to help tackle the issue of hunger in the Washington metro region. For a minimum donation of $25, guests will savor delicious soups and breads from the areas hottest restaurants and leave with unique, handcrafted bowls donated by local artists. Guests keep their bowls as a reminder of how they helped fill empty bowls in the community.

2/9/2015 – Capital Area Food Bank Partners with Legal Community to Take on Hunger and Nutrition
Dozens of firms are leading the charge in raising food, funds and contributing to the cutting edge discussion on hunger in the region as citizens wake up to the fact that hunger is not only a symptom of poverty, but a leading cause of it, and is also driving health care costs through the ceiling.

1/15/2015 – Mayor Bowser Proclaims January 15 Capital Area Food Bank Day as Organization Marks 35 Years of Service
The Capital Area Food Bank, the Washington metro region’s hub for food distribution and nutrition education, will mark its 35th anniversary January 15 as more than 540,000 people – 12 percent of the area’s population – turn to its food assistance partners to feed themselves and their families. The need continues to grow; the CAFB’s Hunger Lifeline, an emergency food referral service, has seen a 57 percent increase in calls in just the last year alone.

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Hunger in the News

September 20, 2015 – The Washington Post – Katherine Applegate tackles serious topic with help of imaginary cat


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