Posts Tagged: end hunger

Harvest for the Hungry

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Safeway and Coldwell Banker are teaming up to support the Capital Area Food Bank through the 26th Annual Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive. From March 3rd through March 10th, you can help make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from hunger by: Visiting your local Safeway store, purchasing a prefilled bag… 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 »

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 »

Growing Gardeners and Healthy Eaters: The Capital Area Food Bank Celebrates Food Day

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  Today marks the inaugural Food Day, an initiative created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest to inspire Americans to think about their relationship with food.  Modeled after Earth Day, Food Day is intended to generate recognition of the challenges we face in changing the way we think about, produce and consume food… Read more »

Advocacy Tools Made Easy at the Northern Virginia Hunger Summit

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  For many busy nonprofits, getting involved in public policy through advocacy may seem overwhelming.  But it doesn’t have to be.  The 2011 Northern Virginia Hunger Summit is an opportunity for you to see how simple, yet powerful public policy can be.  The one-day summit will be held Friday, September 30, 2011 at the First Baptist… Read more »

Thank You For Skipping Lunch

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Thank you to all of those who skipped lunch on Wednesday, September 14 to help feed our neighbors struggling with hunger.  The food bank really values your support.  A special thanks to  Ambassador Against Hunger Paul Wharton, DC50 WDCW-TV and The Washington Examiner for supporting the Skip Lunch Feed A Bunch campaign; and to the following restaurants that… Read more »

2011 Bountiful Harvest Fundraising Breakfast

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  Please join Lynn Brantley, the Board and staff of the Capital Area Food Bank for our 4th Annual Bountiful Harvest Fundraising Breakfast, Tuesday, September 27nd at 8:30 am at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.    This free one-hour event will showcase our new initiative “Fresh Produce for All,” and the progress being made on our new… Read more »