Many residents, workers, families and children in the DMV will be adversely impacted by closures and concerns due to COVID-19.
We can all help.
As we mark the occasion of Arcadia being featured in the March 22nd episode of MSNBC’s, What’s Eating America with Andrew Zimmern with a Facebook Watch Party Event.
Arcadia, The Capital Area Food Bank and Neighborhood Restaurant Group are
pleased to announce a joint fundraising effort to help our community.
50% of proceeds will go to Arcadia’s Mobile Market Program
More than 5,000 families in 10 neighborhoods in DC rely on Arcadia's Mobile Markets
for affordable access to nutritious, fresh food.
50% of proceeds will go to the Capital Area Food Bank
As the area’s largest hunger relief organization, the Capital Area Food Bank has significant regional infrastructure and storage capacity, which it is rapidly mobilizing to continue providing help for thousands of kids and families during this time.
Learn more about our organizations and collective response below.
Since its establishment in 2010, Arcadia's mission has been to improve the health of our community, support the viability of local farmers, and preserve the environment for future generations.
More than 5,000 families in 10 neighborhoods in DC rely on the Arcadia Mobile Markets for affordable access to nutritious, fresh food. At our winter pop-up markets and our regular weekly markets starting in May, we double the purchasing power of federal nutrition benefits. That means $10 on an EBT card – formerly known as food stamps – gets our customers $20 in the best food local farms have to offer. We also double WIC vouchers, for mothers of young children and pregnant women, and Senior vouchers, for low-come seniors.
Learn more about Arcadia's COVID-19 response HERE
CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK – 40th Anniversary
Now commemorating our 40th anniversary year, the Capital Area Food Bank works to address hunger today and create brighter futures tomorrow for the nearly half a million people across the region experiencing food insecurity. As the anchor in the area’s hunger relief infrastructure, we provide over 30 million meals to people in need each year by supplying food to 450+ nonprofit organizations, including Martha’s Table, SOME – So Others Might Eat, DC Central Kitchen, Food for Others, Manna, and others. Through these partnerships, the food bank supports 10 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents.
Learn more about the Capital Area Food Bank’s response to COVID-19 HERE