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Food Banks that serve the District of Columbia

Food banks serve large areas and will be able to find a feeding program in your local community. In the heart of the nation's capital, where monuments stand tall and history unfolds on every street corner, there exists a silent struggle that affects thousands of households. Despite the strides of economic progress, nearly 11 percent of households in Washington D.C. find themselves grappling with the challenge of securing enough food for themselves and their families. This statistic reveals a stark reality that cuts across neighborhoods and demographics, painting a picture of resilience amid adversity. Notably, households with children bear a heavier burden, with food insecurity rates nearly doubling compared to those without children. Furthermore, the District harbors a concerning trend among older adults, where approximately 12.8 percent face food insecurity, marking the highest rate of seniors at risk of hunger nationwide. This juxtaposition of affluence and need underscores the urgency of addressing food insecurity within our communities.

Food insecurity is not confined to the margins of society; it permeates every aspect of daily life, impacting individuals and families from all walks of life. In the bustling streets and quiet neighborhoods of Washington D.C., over 65,000 people grapple with the uncertainty of where their next meal will come from, a staggering reality that belies the city's prosperity. The 2022 Hunger Report sheds light on the depth of this issue, revealing that nearly one in three households in the D.C. metropolitan area experienced food insecurity in 2021. This disparity is further magnified among minority communities, with Black and Hispanic households disproportionately affected by the specter of hunger. As we navigate the complexities of food insecurity, it becomes increasingly clear that systemic inequalities and economic disparities exacerbate the problem, leaving vulnerable populations at risk of hunger. Yet, amidst these challenges, there is hope in community-driven initiatives and collaborative efforts to address food insecurity head-on. By amplifying the voices of those affected and advocating for equitable access to nutritious food, we can pave the way toward a future where hunger is no longer a barrier to thriving in the vibrant landscape of Washington D.C.


Capital Area Food Bank

4900 Puerto Rico Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017

202.644.9800 www.capitalareafoodbank.org

Counties Served

District Of Columbia, Montgomery, Prince George's, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Alexandria (City), Fairfax (City), Falls Church (City), Manassas (City), Manassas Park (City)