Capital Area Food Bank Inc. - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Capital Area Food Bank Inc.

Providing Meals for Food Insecure Fort Belvoir Military Families

Service Area: Ft. Belvoir, Virginia

The following program was awarded grants as part of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s second 2020 Expedited Grants Portfolio, addressing urgent needs related to COVID-19.

The Capital Area Food Bank believes that everyone deserves access to good, healthy food in every community. The food insecurity rate in the Greater Washington area is 8.1 percent, however the food insecurity rate among military personnel and veterans is often double that of the general population. Military spouse employment lags far behind their counterparts, and the pandemic has further disrupted many military families’ second income. The Capital Area Food Bank works with coordinators on Fort Belvoir to provide emergency food boxes. With this BWF grant, the Capital Area Food Bank will supply 225 military families with emergency food boxes, which equates to about 6,000 meals.