Capital Area Food Bank

Capital Area Food Bank

Capital Area Food Bank

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<!-- FAIR USE of Cafblogo.png: see image description page at for rationale -->The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest non-profit food bank in the Washington, D.C. area and a member of America's Second Harvest. In addition to serving the area with food, it also provides nutritional education to the local community. As a result, Washingtonian magazine named it one of the twenty best charities in the region. The Capital Area Food Bank also works with other organizations in the area dedicated to providing food to residents from Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland.


The Capital Area Food Bank was founded on January 15, 1980 to coincide with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s fifty-first birthday. Prior to that time, the United States government's Food Stamp Program had been the city's primary source of assisting hungry residents. However, cutbacks in the Food Stamp Program planned for the early 1980s led to the food bank's inception by two local organizations, the United Planning Organization and the...
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