Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014
The Capital Area Food Bank’s Hunger Summit will explore the intersection between hunger and overall wellness. Workshops will focus on diet related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, depression and cognitive development.
Experts in public health and the hunger relief movement:
Keynote Addresses – Patty Stonesifer, President and CEO, Martha’s Table; Clint Smith, Writer, Educator and Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
Featured Speakers -- Bruce Johnson, WUSA 9; Greg Katz, 2Armadillos; Jimmy Edgerton, 2Armadillos; Sofia Redford, 2Armadillos; Kate Sherwood, Center for Science in the Public Interest; Emily Caras, Center for Science in the Public Interest; Timothy Eden, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine; Cynthia Medford, Children’s National Medical
Friday, April 25, 2014; 8 am to 3 pm
Capital Area Food Bank
4900 Puerto Rico Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017
Nearly 700,000 residents in the Washington metro area are struggling with hunger, including 200,000 children. According to a study by the Capital Area Food Bank and Feeding America, hunger in the Washington metro area has increased in the last several years by over 25 percent. The Capital Area Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is the Washington metro area’s largest nonprofit food and nutrition education resource. To learn more, go to http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/summit
The Capital Area Food Bank opened its doors on January 15, 1980, on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The CAFB is the hub for food sourcing, food distribution and nutrition education in the Washington metro area serving those struggling with hunger. Through direct service and a network of 500 nonprofit partners, the CAFB distributes 45 million pounds of food annually, half of which is fresh produce.
A member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, the Capital Area Food Bank serves Washington, D.C.; Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax and Prince Williams counties and the City of Alexandria in Virginia. As an independent 501 (c) (3) organization, the Capital Area Food Bank was profiled in Washingtonian magazine as one of the 20 Best Charities in the region.