For more than a quarter of a century, the Capital Area Food Bank has reached out
to the hungry in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area not only with nourishing
meals, but with compassion, understanding, dignity and respect. Through its
varied nutritional and educational programs, the food bank strives to engage all
segments of the community in a broad-based yet concerted effort to eliminate
hunger in our nation's capital.
The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation applauds the remarkable work done by the
food bank and its 760 member agencies, which together serve over 80,000 people
every week, and deliver over 1.6 million meals a month. That's an astonishing
20 million pounds of food each year. Yet impressive as these figures
are, many in the D.C. area still go to bed hungry every night. The problem,
however, is not the lack of food, but the lack of an adequate facility in which
it can be collected, sorted, stored and distributed. The food bank recently
acquired an existing warehouse that can be turned into such a facility, but now
faces the daunting task of raising sufficient funds to renovate it.
A grant from the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation to the ‘Til No One Is
Hungry capital campaign helps solve that dilemma. Together with the Capital
Area Food Bank, the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation finds it unacceptable that
anyone living in the capital of the most affluent nation in history
should suffer from hunger. The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation is pleased to
assist the Capital Area Food Bank in its untiring efforts.