Taking Hunger off the Map in our Nation’s Capital
The most notable need that our Season of Sharing addresses is hunger. Some of our employee-led volunteer activities involve preparing weekend food kits for children in our communities, making peanut butter sandwiches, leading food drives, and volunteering at local food banks.
As we continue to work to create one of the premier banks in the Greater Washington D.C. region, we are always looking for ways to better serve our clients and community partners. The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger, so we are proud to help them move the needle on food insecurity and healthy eating.
This December bank employees volunteered in the Capital Area Food Bank warehouse to sort and pack thousands of pounds of food that will be distributed to our neighbors in need. We also donated 25,000 meals to help solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. Earlier this year, we also had the opportunity to support and volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank and Martha’s Table Joyful Food Markets in Washington, DC. These weekly events throughout the district provide children and their families reliable access to affordable nutritious food.
We are excited about the great things the Capital Area Food Bank is doing in our nation’s capital, and it is our great pleasure to assist them in advancing their goal to take hunger off the map!