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Capital Area Food Bank Hosts Open House to Commemorate Move to New Facility

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Capital Area Food Bank will host an Open House to commemorate the move on July 31 to its new 123,000 square foot Bedford Falls Foundation Distribution Center at 4900 Puerto Rico Ave., NE. The event is expected to attract 400 guests, including CAFB Partner Agencies, Board members, donors, friends and staff.


Featuring:
- Reception from 2 to 2:30 pm hosted by The Washington Post
- Program from 2:30 to 3 pm with speakers: religious leaders reading a dedication prayer – Father Eugene Brake, Father John Mudd, Rabbi Fred Reiner, The Rev. Carolyn Scales, and Dr. Sayyid Syeed; Sister Simone Campbell with the Nuns on the Bus; U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Michael Kelly, Executive Director of DC Department of Housing and Community Development; Debbie Marriott Harrison; CAFB Board Chair GregTen Eyck and President Lynn Brantley
- Tours from 3 to 4:30 pm of the urban demonstration garden and facility
- Chef cook-off from 3 to 4:30 pm in the teaching kitchen with Executive Chef Gregory Webb, Tortilla Coast; Executive Chef Rob Klink, Del Frisco's Grille; Executive Chef Kudo Noriyuki, YO! Sushi!; Executive Chef Jeffrey Buben, Vidalia and Bistro Bis
- Music provided by Saxophonist Brian Cunningham and the Urban Nation Choir
When: Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 2 to 4:30 pm
Where: 4900 Puerto Rico Ave, NE Washington, DC 20017-2063
Why:
Washington metro area is facing a growing hunger crisis. More than 680,000 area residents, including 200,000 children, are facing persistent hunger and malnutrition, a 25 percent increase since 2006. The CAFB provides individuals and families with nutrition education and outreach programs designed to address the root cause of hunger


The Capital Area Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, was founded on January 15, Martin Luther King's birthday, in 1980 and takes a comprehensive approach to addressing hunger by increasing access to nutritious food, initiating change through skill-building and advocacy, and creating sustainability with outreach and training for those at risk of hunger. The CAFB is the Washington metro area's largest public, nonprofit food and nutrition education resource. To learn more about the new food distribution center, go to http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/.

The Capital Area Food Bank logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=13079

CONTACT: Page Crosland Capital Area Food Bank 202-644-9816 (work) 202-285-2199 (cell) pcrosland@capitalareafoodbank.org

Source:Capital Area Food Bank