I know this is up in New Hampshire, but if you know someone in that area, please spread the word.
We would like to thank John Nararro and Custom Vending (11800 Trolley Lane, Beltsville, MD 20705) for their generous donation of soda, chips, and cupcakes. Thank you very much for your continued support.
If you can help, the CAFB could use it. Fresh fruit and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, and while non-perishable items work in a pinch, there is nothing better than being able to crunch into that fresh apple or have a slice of tomato.
Today, as we celebrate the first day of spring, the Capital Area Food Bank is making a renewed commitment to provide fresh, nutritious fruit and vegetables to members of our community who are experiencing hunger – many for the first time.
Addressing the need for healthier food in our community, we are issuing an urgent appeal for your support to help us increase the amount of fresh produce we are able to distribute to our more than 700 partner agencies. Please click here to support our fresh produce distribution.
If your into helping your community and gardening at the same time, this is an interesting program from the Capital Area Food Bank.
The Grow a Row program connects D.C., Virginia and Maryland gardeners with CAFB partner organizations in their neighborhoods, creating “produce partnerships” that bring more nutritious fruits and vegetables to underserved communities.
Goodwill has put a list together of the Top 5 things you should donate to charitable organization this spring. The expected items like clothes, but did you know that cell phones and computers are also need. Every little bit helps. Take a look and see if there is something in your spring cleaning that might help.
Check out the Capital Area Food Bank blog for some interesting and enlightening information on child hunger.
Child Hunger Ends Here: A Special ReportMarch 18, 2011 by Kendra Rowe SalasThere are 200,000 children in the Washington metropolitan area at risk of or are currently experiencing hunger. The statistics for our area illustrate the need in our local community and reflect what is happening across the nation.We are excited to see the recent focus and energy around childhood hunger. This urgent issue is being recognized more as a serious issue that we must face together as a nation. Please join us in watching “Child Hunger Ends Here: A Special Report” this Saturday evening, March 19. This 30-minute in-depth report will focus on the issue of child hunger in America…
A few months ago, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a UK-based nonprofit that does amazing work in the field of poverty and social exclusion, issued a surprising report that deserves a much wider readership.
The study evaluated the success of a radical new way of working with the long-term homeless. Instead of soup kitchens, shelters, and mobile health clinics, the charity Broadway simply selected 15 homeless people that their outreach workers had found the hardest to reach (one had been on the streets for an astonishing 45 years), asked them what it was they needed to change their lives — and then bought it for them.
We are in the process of upgrading our site to include more information from the community on homelessness and poverty in Wasthington D.C. area. We are also looking to integrate more social networking into our site as well.