Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey!

You can help get good, easy to prepare food to our friends in Houston affected by Hurricane Harvey.

We’re currently collecting food for those in need through our Help for Houston food drive at local Giant stores. And during special volunteer shifts the week of 9/18, participants can help us pack this food up to send to Houston. Volunteers will be creating boxes that contain (among other food and supplies) the ingredients for an easy no-cook recipe that can be made anywhere.

Space is limited – please register here to reserve your spot (look for shifts titled “Special Packing Activity for Houston”). We hope you’ll join us!

Day Shift # of slots
Monday, September 18 1-4 pm 20
Monday, September 18 6-8 pm 50
Tuesday, September 19 1-4 pm 20
Tuesday, September 19 6-8 pm 50
Wednesday, September 20 1-4 pm 20
Wednesday, September 20 6-8 pm 50

Learn. Care. Act.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank. We have a number of volunteer opportunities available, including hosting a digital food drive and helping us sort and pack thousands of pounds of food that will be distributed to our neighbors. Start a digital food drive in minutes or give your time to nourish our community at our DC or NOVA warehouses by signing up here.

People just like you donated more than 2.2 million dollars worth of time to helping the Capital Area Food Bank take hunger off the map.

In addition to individuals, we welcome groups:

  • Families
  • Corporate groups
  • Religious groups
  • School groups (children must be 12 or older)
  • Civic groups

Shuttle Service


The closest metro stations are Brookland/CUA and Ft. Totten, which are accessible on the red line. A CAFB shuttle van will pick up volunteers from the Brookland/CUA & Ft. Totten Metro Stations:
The morning pick-up times at the Brookland Station will be 7:45am and 8:15am
The morning pick-up times at the Ft. Totten Station will be 7:15am and 8:45am

The shuttle van will have the Capital Area Food Bank logo on the side. If you do not see the shuttle van upon arrival or if you are running late, please call 202-327-1929 to request a ride. Return shuttle service will also be provided at the end of each shift.