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Capital Area Food Bank to Distribute Food in Southwest on Saturday

by Sean Meehan — January 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Capital Area Food Bank logo (Photo via Facebook/ Capital Area Food Bank)The Capital Area Food Bank will hold a pop-up emergency food distribution in Southwest Saturday.

The distribution will take place at King Greenleaf Recreation Center at 201 N St. SW from 10 a.m. – noon. Capital Area Food Bank, the largest hunger relief organization in the area, is holding pop-up food distributions at recreation centers and schools throughout the city this weekend to reach people who may not have been able to access food during or after the blizzard last weekend.

The food bank was closed on Monday as the District worked to clear the nearly two feet of snow that fell over the weekend. The food bank decided to hold pop-up distributions because many of the organizations they partner with to distribute food were still snowed in and unable to make deliveries.

In a statement about this weekend’s emergency food distributions, Nancy E. Roman, the organization’s CEO said that the blizzard caused many hourly workers to lose wages and that this time of month is often when people on food assistance have reached the end of their benefits.

“If you’re a parent with young children, or a senior on a fixed income, these groceries are absolutely critical to get you through these last days of the month,” she said in the statement. “Our job is to meet food needs any way we can. That means being nimble, creative and collaborative.”

A full list of distribution sites and times is available on the food bank’s website.

Photo via Facebook/ Capital Area Food Bank

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