My Life in Food: Stories from the Kitchen
What inspires people to start cooking? Two individuals from different generations with varying experience in the kitchen will discuss how they became cooking leaders, share advice on getting started, and demonstrate simple, everyday skills anyone can use.
Connecting Generations through Food Growing
From urban gardens to sprawling farms, tradition and innovation combine to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to the DC metro area. Experienced farmers are finding new life by mentoring young growers, others are promoting gardening and healthy eating in their community. No matter the size of the garden, anyone can be empowered to inspire change and connect their community through food growing.
New Models for Service
Learn about new approaches for serving those in our region to strengthen the hunger safety net for the future. Learn how schools are becoming a new hub for food distribution, how a unique partnership between two churches sharing the same building inspires continued service, and how a new social search engine will provide real time access to information about critical social services.
Food Trends: What’s Old is New Again
Food preservation techniques that used to be common in the American household are gaining new popularity among 20 and 30 somethings across the country. There are many benefits of canning, fermenting, freezing, and food growing that can also help feed those in need.
Announcing Partners for Wellness
Recognizing that 22 percent of the households served by CAFB include someone with diabetes, and just under 50 percent of households have a family member with high blood pressure, our CAFB food assistance partners provide those suffering from diet-related illness with access to healthy foods. Partners for Wellness is a new initiative that will celebrate those partners who demonstrate commitment to offering healthy food and nutrition education resources in their community.