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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, Food banks, hunger, shutdown, Hank Silverberg

Mobile Market makes local food cheap, convenient

We all know eating seasonal, local food is more healthy and better for the economy, but not everyone can afford trips to Whole Foods or farmers markets.

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 12:06pm EDT

Tags: alicia lozano, mobile market, SNAP, Nature Communications, farmer, farmers market