Posts Tagged: access to nutritious food

Capital One Feeds Kids Over the Weekend in Ward 8

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It was a Thursday afternoon in March, and you could feel the excitement building as project coordinators from Capital One and the Capital Area Food Bank prepared the conference room for the second Weekend Bag Sponsorship packing event.  We walked through the room to ensure the stations were set up with the necessary supplies: tables… Read more »

Giving for the Future

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Blog post submitted by Valessia Samaras, Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts One of the new initiatives within the CAFB’s Development Department is an emphasis on planned giving.  You might be asking yourself “What is planned giving?”  Planned giving is visionary thinking.  It means that as a donor, you can help the food bank… Read more »

Northern Virginia Kids Cafe Site Does More than Feed Kids

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The Capital Area Food Bank serves 28 Kids Cafe sites throughout Northern Virginia.  Community Lodgings, a Kids Cafe site located in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, served almost 10,000 meals last year through their after school program.   Community Lodgings also offers a Transitional Housing Program, which was featured in the January 9 “Hero Central” segment… Read more »

Heeding the Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The staff of the Capital Area Food Bank recently held a celebration honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorating the food bank’s 32 years of service.  Founded on MLK Jr.’s birthday, the food bank’s work is guided by his words.  Dr. King’s words speak to an interdependent and interconnected world.   “We are caught in an… Read more »

The New Year

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Two thousand twelve marks the Capital Area Food Bank’s 32nd anniversary.  In our years of service, we have seen the ebb and flow of the economy, changes in government policies, the erosion of jobs and many other forces that have overwhelmed hundreds of thousands of residents here in the Washington metro area. The food bank… Read more »

Lynn Brantley – A Champion of Change

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The Capital Area Food Bank’s very own Lynn Brantley was recently honored by the White House as a Champion of Change.  She was among ten local leaders who were highlighted for their efforts in improving the lives of others through charitable work, faith and advocacy.  She shared her thoughts on the issue of hunger via… Read more »

White House Honors Lynn Brantley As a Champion of Change

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Updated December 19, 2011 Capital Area Food Bank President and CEO Lynn Brantley was honored today at the White House as a Champion of Change. She was among ten local leaders who were highlighted for their efforts in improving the lives of others through charitable work, faith and advocacy.  The Champions of Change program was… Read more »

New Jewelry Line Helps Feed Area Residents in Need

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Capital Area Food Bank Ambassador Against Hunger and TV PersonalityPaul Wharton recently launched the fashionable Unto Others Jewelry Line to help local residents struggling to get enough food to eat.  The jewelry line features both a necklace and bracelet and was inspired by the little plastic closure found on loaves of bread.  With any purchase of… Read more »