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Local food banks could see demand spike if shutdown lingers

If the stalemate on Capitol Hill cuts off federal food assistance programs, area food banks could bare the brunt of feeding hungry families in the D.C. region beginning in November.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:02am EDT

Tags: Capital Area Food Bank, food stamps, wic, Food banks, hunger, shutdown, Hank Silverberg

Region-wide food banks are 'stretched to the limit'

For many people, 2012 has been a tough year. A stagnant economy and an unemployment rate that hasn't gone down much has made it hard for some people to find something to eat.

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 02:21pm EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Capital Area Food Bank

Capital Area Food Bank to open new facility

The Capital Area Food Bank's new distribution center opens on Tuesday. It cost $37 million to build and is the size of two football fields, with a teaching kitchen, warehouse space and 13 loading docks for grocery trucks.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 03:33pm EDT

Tags: Capital Area Food Bank

Capital Area Food Bank to start charging for produce

With rising food and transportation costs, the Capital Area Food Bank says it is forced to start charging members for fruits and vegetables.

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 05:55pm EDT

Tags: Capital Area Food Bank, d.c. central kitchen, food for others, children of mine