capital area food bank

Food
~The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides “30-40 lbs of healthy groceries to seniors aged 60 or over who live in the District of Columbia or Montgomery County, respectively, and meet income guidelines.”
~CSFP grocery packages vary month-to-month, but each contains: 2 cartons of juice, 1-2 packs of a protein item, 2 cartons of shelf stable milk, 1 bag of dry beans or 1 jar of peanut butter, 1-2 packs of a grain item, 1 block of cheese, 2 cans of fruit, 4 cans of vegetables, 1-2 breakfast items, and 1 bag of dry milk every other month.
~ They also provide seniors with farmers market vouchers that are redeemable for produce at participating area farmers markets.
~ To apply for Grocery Plus and receive food aid, you must visit a Grocery Plus distribution site. To identify the pickup site closest to you, please call the Grocery Plus main line at 202-644-9880. When registering, participants are required to bring in supporting documents to prove identity and age, and residency.
~Individuals can also learn more about the program or enroll directly at the CAFB Grocery Plus Walk-In Center listed below.
East Capitol – Walk-In Center
5601 East Capitol St., SE Washington DC 20019
Phone: (202) 645-6087
~Income eligibility requirements:

~They also have mobile markets, which provide an accessible, no-cost distributions of fruits, vegetables, and other groceries in different locations across D.C.
~ “Food is brought to each location by a food bank vehicle and distributed directly to those in need with the help of volunteers.”
~ “Call the CAFB Hunger Lifeline ( (202) 645-6087 ) for the nearest Mobile Market. Show up with a bag or other container to hold food in”
~They also have Community Farmers Markets, where they provide fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables at no cost.
~ “In addition to produce, markets often feature cooking demonstrations to offer inspiration for healthy meal-making, and resources – such as housing and utility assistance, health screenings, etc. – for our visitors courtesy of other service providers.”
~Community Marketplaces Dates and Locations (PDF): District of Columbia | Maryland | Virginia
~Community Marketplaces Fechas y Ubicaciones (PDF): District of Columbia | Maryland | Virginia
~ “Come to the Community Marketplace in your areas around 9 a.m. on the day of the distribution with a container to hold your food goods in. We suggest a reusable shopping bag or a rolling cart. Come to the registration desk and fill out the registration form. It asks for contact information, household information and a few other details. Once that is finished, you will be given a key card, just like the ones you get at a grocery store. Keep this key card and bring it to every Community Marketplace that you attend to enter the marketplace.”


www.capitalareafoodbank.org

4900 Puerto Rico Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 644-9800

Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday


Last updated: 08.09.19