US Capital Area Food Bank supports low income residents 23 октября 2011, 12:45
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The warehouse of Capital Area Food Bank
U.S. Capital Area Food Bank supports low income residents not only from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia states, but also from New York, Tengrinews.kz reports citing a volunteer of the Food Bank, Hannah Hawkins, Founder and Director, Children of Mine, Inc. Her organization services not only children.
"Yesterday I fed over 400 homeless men and women. They came from the street, from shelters that closed down. I have to buy all the food from the general stores. The Food Bank must be as a great asset to us," Hannah Hawkins resumed.
According to the representative of the Capital Area Food Bank George Jones, the bank gets food from various business organizations and associates, donating finances for purchasing food. Donations come from food industries, individuals and food drives. As a consequence of the global economic crisis the level of donations dropped dramatically, Jones said.
"'We need to find money to buy food. We ask grants for that. We don't charge for any food. All the food is free," George Jones said.
The Capital Area Food Bank founded in 1980 on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday is the largest nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the D.C. area. Since that time, it has made tremendous strides to expand its services and annually distributes nearly 30 million pounds of food to more than 478,000 people through its invaluable network of partner agencies. You can find more information here.