Last night nearly 20 associates from the Summit Group-DC office ventured to Capital Area Food Bank located in Washington, DC to assist with Warehouse Wednesday. As CAFB’s website states, each Warehouse Wednesday volunteers help sort and pack food that is distributed to hundreds of food pantries, afterschool meal programs, and soup kitchens throughout the greater D.C. region – enough to provide the equivalent of nearly 100,000 meals each day!
We began our evening with a tour of the impressive 35 year old facility, which has grown considerably over the years. It is now the size of two football fields containing an astonishing amount of donated goods.
The tour concluded with facts on hunger in our region, specifically related to children. One in two children are suffering from hunger and are uncertain of where their meals after school, specifically on weekends, will come from. CAFB, and other food banks, provide for these children and their families which is the activity we worked on together. By the pictures, you can see our group enjoyed every moment of volunteering!
During our two hour session, Summiteers packed 600 grocery bags full of healthy snacks for children in need. While we helped a number of children who are suffering from hunger, this doesn’t make a dent in the number who are still without enough food. Please consider donating your time and/or money to a food bank in your community. Not just during the holiday season, but throughout the entire year.
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