Posts Tagged: Childhood Hunger

Capital One Feeds Kids Over the Weekend in Ward 8

Posted by & filed under Food Distributions, Healthy Eating, Kids, Volunteering.

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 »

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 »

Food Network Stars and Whole Foods Market Lend A Helping Hand During Holiday Season

Posted by & filed under Food Drives, Uncategorized.

 Two judges from Food Network’s “Chopped” recently visited the P Street Whole Foods Market to  purchase food for the Capital Area Food Bank.  Chefs Marc Murphy and Amanda Freitag, in partnership with Share Our Strength and Whole Foods, shopped and collected food to help raise awareness of childhood hunger in America.  My colleague, Brian Banks,… Read more »

Nourishing Our Future

Posted by & filed under Food Distributions, Healthy Eating, Kids, Public Policy, Uncategorized.

  School is back in session.  Pop quiz!  How many children live in food insecure homes in the United States?   What percentage of children live in food insecure households in Washington, D.C.?  According to the USDA statistics, about 16 million children live in food insecure households.  This means that they don’t know where their next… Read more »

Little League Group Donates to Food For Kids

Posted by & filed under Food Drives, Kids, NOVA.

Article written by: Marie Morse, Food For Kids Associate Donations and volunteers have always been a crucial part of the work completed at the Capital Area Food Bank.  Luckily, one volunteer took her efforts to the next level by organizing a canned food drive in order to support the Food For Kids department!  Deb Roeber… Read more »

Picture-A-Day Project Underway

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The Food For Kids team is about halfway through our Picture-A-Day project!  We have had so much fun posting pictures that tell the story of our department, our sites and the children we serve.  So far we have featured photos illustrating the importance of volunteers, food donations, our fresh produce initiative, and a little bit… Read more »