Capital Area Food Bank

Crowdsource: A Night at the Capital Area Food Bank

Volunteers give hands-on help to fight hunger.

Many hands made light work on a May evening at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) in Washington, DC. Organized by DelCor Technology Solutions, the annual volunteer event brought members of the association community together to help the food bank replenish its Urban Demonstration Garden and sort food donations.

Volunteers transplanted vegetable seedlings into small pots, destined eventually to find a home in the garden, where CAFB provides education on growing food in urban settings. The harvest goes to local agencies fighting hunger. Meanwhile, inside the food bank’s cavernous warehouse, volunteers unpacked and sorted pallets of food by categories.

“Volunteering at the food bank is a great way to contribute to feeding our neighbors, in addition to our financial donations, and it gives us an opportunity to work together with others in the association community,” says DelCor CEO Loretta DeLuca, FASAE (pictured in the green shirt, above, with other volunteers). “It’s really hands-on! There’s clearly a lot of labor, organization, and spirit that keeps this operation running, and we at DelCor are happy to contribute, year after year.”

Julie Shoop

By Julie Shoop

Julie Shoop is the Editor-in-Chief of Associations Now. MORE

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