Grow a Row, Grow Your Community | Capital Area Food Bank

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.

via Grow a Row, Grow Your Community | Capital Area Food Bank.

Child Hunger Ends Here: A Special Report | Capital Area Food Bank

Check out the Capital Area Food Bank blog for some interesting and enlightening information on child hunger.

Child Hunger Ends Here: A Special Report

March 18, 2011 by Kendra Rowe Salas
There 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…

Giving money to the homeless might actually work – CNN

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.

Giving money to the homeless might actually work – CNN.

TCCOC Thanksgiving 2010

The holidays are particularly busy for Larry and the other volunteers at the TCCOC.  In addition to serving a traditional style Thanksgiving meal, members of TCCOC also distributed food baskets to individuals and families in Ward 5.  With help from the Capital Area Food Bank, World Mission’s Inner City Extension Program, and Mr. Carlos Allen, the TCCOC helped make Thanksgiving a little better for those in need in our nation’s capital.