Posts Tagged: hunger

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 »

Nourishing Our Future

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  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 »

Farm Youth Initiative in Full Swing

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In the classroom and out on the farm, kids are learning why it’s better to opt for a fresh apple when choosing snacks. We just finished our eighth week of the Farm Youth Initiative and despite this summer’s heat, our kids seem to love getting out of the city to visit Clagett Farm.  A joint… 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 »

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 »

Reaching Your Top Shelf

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The term “top shelf” isn’t just for wine racks anymore. The Capital Area Food Bank is excited to launch the new Top Shelf training program at its upcoming Metropolitan Area Hunger Conference on April 29, 2011. The Top Shelf curriculum will assist emergency feeding programs in their quest to take their program to the next… Read more »