We are thrilled about a set of events that we have planned for this year. To start us off, we are going to have another volunteering event at the Capital Area Food Bank [CAFB] this coming Saturday January 13, to align with Martin Luther King Day that is recognized as a national day of service in the U.S. Our plan is to have two volunteering events a year; one in January around MLK Day and another in November around Thanksgiving.
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems. CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12% of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents!
We had such a fun time at the November event last year (see pictures here) that we're hoping we can replicate with your generous participation. The weather is expected to be much warmer at 48°F this coming Saturday! Details are below:
• When: Saturday January 13; from 1pm to 4pm
• Where: Capital Area Food Bank (4900 Puerto Rico Avenue NE Washington, DC 20007)
• What will we be doing:
• The project is indoors and typically involves packing and/or sorting donated food
• It also can include packing for CAFB programs and assisting with various other tasks at the food bank
• All of these tasks are considered light/medium labor and typically involves standing up for up to three hours and lifting up to 35 pounds
• Activities will take place in either their Food Donations Room or Repack Room and the temperatures can fluctuate, so please dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes
• Hours spent at the event are registered and count against volunteering hours for high school students
• Other notes:
• Minimum age to volunteer is 12 years old
• Any youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
• Once confirmed, individuals will be asked to sign a waiver