Posts Tagged: nutrition

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 »

Integrated Services at Work in Ward 8

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Through funding from Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Eating in Hard Times Program, the food bank’s community outreach programs are combining education, outreach and capacity building activities with access to fresh produce to our target pilot sites.  This  two-year pilot initiative is focusing on Ward 8 communities and seeks to work closely with our targeted partners to… Read more »

The Fruit Party Parfait

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I’d like to share with you all a video that one of our Kids Cafe® sites created of our September Snack Box lesson – the Fruit Party Parfait. Check it out below.   The Snack Box program delivers healthy snack ingredients along with recipes and educational materials to Kids Café sites so that site leaders… 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 »

Stretching A Dollar

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Today, I had the pleasure of conducting a site visit at the Fort Washington Food Pantry, located at and administered by Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, MD.  The Fort Washington Food Pantry has been in existence for more than 20 years.  I have been an Outreach Coordinator at the food bank for three… Read more »

Everyone Deserves Fresh Produce

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The CAFB is making a renewed commitment to provide fresh, nutritious produce to members of our community who are experiencing hunger – many for the first time.   We are issuing an urgent appeal for your support to help us increase the amount of fresh produce we distribute to our more than 700 partner agencies. The goal… Read more »