It affects every single neighborhood in our region. It impacts people of every age, race, religion, and ethnicity. And it hurts.
Hunger robs children of a chance to learn, undermines health, and makes getting and holding good jobs hard.
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic under-nutrition, heart disease, and obesity. By partnering with over 450 community organizations in DC, MD, and VA, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the Food Bank is helping over 400,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 10% of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents.