There is a powerful connection between food and wellness, and poor diets are more likely in low income households. Unfortunately, 70 percent of households served by the food bank reported “purchasing inexpensive, unhealthy” food as the common coping strategy to hunger. Accordingly, 48 percent of households served by the CAFB have a family member with high blood pressure, and 22 percent of households served have a family member with diabetes.
The Capital Area Food Bank is committed to providing good, healthy food that contributes to wellness. The Food Bank Network as a tool for DC residents to find free and reduced price social services in their area, including access to the Food Bank’s network of food assistance partners.