Posts Tagged: food bank

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 »

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 »

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 »

Virginia Legislators Help Pack Bags for Seniors in Need

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  The Capital Area Food Bank recently teamed up with The Virginia Federation of Food Banks to bring Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Virginia State Delegate Mark D. Sickles to CAFB partner agency ALIVE Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia.  The Governor and Delegate Sickles volunteered packing food as a part of the state wide legislator volunteer day for… 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 »

Plum District Supports CAFB

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The Capital Area Food Bank is partnering with Plum District to raise money for our organization. The busiest people in the community—moms—are often the most plugged-in.  And for them, the Internet is often the best tool to (re)discover what’s in their own backyard.  Plum District was created just for them.  Plum District connects moms with… Read more »

Food distribution a success despite record heat

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Hunger knows no temperature.  This is the lesson I learned on Friday, July 22 at the Capital Area Food Bank’s distribution at Langley Park Community Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. Despite record-breaking temperatures of 105 degrees, over 250 individuals and families lined up to receive the fresh produce and bags of shelf-stable food items at the… Read more »

Fresh Produce Campaign

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The Capital Area Food Bank is launching a one million dollar campaign to underwrite the cost of acquiring 15 million pounds of fresh produce and distributing it to our partner agencies.  Our goal is to reaffirm our commitment to provide wholesome fruits and vegetables to those we serve. We are in the midst of a… Read more »