Wellness at the Capital Area Food Bank

There is a powerful connection between food and wellness, and poor diets are more likely in low income households. Unfortunately, 70 percent of households served by the food bank reported “purchasing inexpensive, unhealthy” food as the common coping strategy to hunger. Accordingly, 48 percent of households served by the CAFB have a family member with high blood pressure, and 22 percent of households served have a family member with diabetes.

The Capital Area Food Bank is committed to providing good, healthy food that contributes to wellness, as well as educational materials to prepare healthy food on a budget.

Wellness Resources:

CAFB Wellness Framework
Wellness Presentation
Wellness at Work – Register here!

Read about our commitment to wellness in the following publications:
healthlineThe American Capital’s Largest Food Bank Says No to Junk Food
DCistAt The Capital Area Food Bank, Produce Is Paramount
Food & WineWhy One Food Bank Is Saying No to Junk Food
VOXThis food bank doesn’t want your junk food. Good.
Washington PostWant to donate junk food? The region’s largest food bank will reject it.
Civil Eats Why This Food Bank is Turning Away Junk Food
The Hill Our nation’s top killer? The iconic American diet
USA Today D.C. food bank taking the junk out of clients’ diets
Washinton Hispanic CAFB se deshace de comida poco saludable

Learn more about wellness and hunger here.

Blogs about wellness:

On the Track to Wellness by Jodi Balis

Where Hunger & Health Intersect by Nancy Roman

Take a Deep Dive into Food Flow by Alix Haber

Partners for Wellness by David Poms

Wellness Resources for All

Recipes from the CAFB Kitchen

Recipes from the CAFB Kitchen