Posts Tagged: volunteer food bank

Feel Like Making a Difference?

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On Friday, February 17 we hosted a group of young teenagers all the way from Outlook, Canada! We also had a father join us with his two young sons. The volunteers packed 640 Weekend Bags as evidenced in the slideshow below! Why did two such different groups decide to volunteer at the food bank? Read some testimonies to find out: Volunteering is for a… 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 »

Washington Nationals Team Up with the Food Bank!

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For the past three years, the Washington Nationals have partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to organize food drives during the summer months when our food  donations are typically slow.  But not only do they assist in donating food, the Nats team players put the food where their mouth is and donate their time by volunteering in the… 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 »

NCCC Team Moose 1 Act as Change Agents in the DC Area!

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On May 2nd, a group of 11 young change agents ushered their way into the CAFB’s doors.  They were here serving as AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers.  AmeriCorps NCCC is a full- time team-based residential program that is used to strengthen communities and build leaders amongst its participants through direct service.  Groups of 18-24 year-olds are deployed… Read more »

Help Needed in Volunteer Programs!

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Volunteers are the backbone of the Capital Area Food Bank.  They save the organization time and money by filling essential roles and enabling us to annually distribute nearly 30 million pounds of food to more than 478,000 people.  As we move into the summer months, the increase in the availability of volunteers has resulted in the need… Read more »

Packing Food for Virginia Youth

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Kids Cafe® is kicking it up to high gear. The prolonged economic downturn means that more students are at risk of hunger.  You can help! Get involved in your local community by assisting in the distribution of non-perishable food to afterschool programs.  Kids Cafe is seeking volunteers for our Northern Virginia warehouse every Tuesday from 1… Read more »