Food Bank Garden | Capital Area Food Bank
Skip to main content

Fresh produce is a staple of a healthy diets. In our on site urban garden, community members can learn how to grow fresh fruits and vegetables, even with limited space.

Sharing the joy of gardening

You don’t have to live outside the city to grow a garden. Our half-acre Urban Demonstration Garden offers an outdoor “learning laboratory” where community members can learn how to grow good, nutritious food with just a small piece of land, or even a container on a windowsill. From planting to nurturing to harvesting, our garden allows others – including our food assistance partners, volunteers, donors, and staff – to experience the joy of growing delicious food while gaining a new appreciation for produce and the important role it plays in our health. Gardening not only offers a chance to connect with the soil no matter where you live; it empowers people to grow the healthy food they need to thrive.

Work in our garden

We would love to show you our urban garden and tell you all about the produce we grow and our mission created hunger solutions for the Washington, DC, region. You can even help us with the planting, harvesting, and daily care of our many fruits and vegetables. Groups of coworkers, friends, and/or family are welcome!

Sign Up to Volunteer

To learn more about our garden and our enrichment and volunteer opportunities, call 202-644-9854 or email

Help our garden grow

To keep our garden going strong, we need the generous donations of people like you. Not only will your gift help us to grow our fruits and vegetables—and help us teach others how to do the same for themselves—but every unrestricted dollar you donate can help us provide 2.5 meals to those in need. Together, we can make a real difference.

Donate Today

Corporate Engagement

Workplace Giving