Food Bank Partner: Capital Area Food Bank

October 29, 2015 by Jamie Pritscher

 

 

About: The Capital Area Food Bank creates access to good, healthy food for people in the Washington D.C. area. They believe that nutritious food is a basic human right, and they are critical to the health and wellbeing of their community members, distributing over 35 million meals a year.

Backpack Program: With over 200,000 teens and kids at risk of hunger in the Washington D.C. area, Capital Area Food Bank provides weekend meals for youth by working with 64 schools and churches. On a daily basis, the Kids Café allows free, healthy meals for youth daily afterschool at 90 different locations. During the summer months, an old converted school bus supplies over 300 meals Monday through Friday.

Education: Capital Area Food Bank goes beyond just supplying healthy food to those in need. They also work to educate through nine different programs including Cooking Matters and their own unique program, Face Hunger.

More about our impact with the Capital Area Food Bank.