Misty’s next destination on her #crushinghunger tour was Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C., a 100,000-square-foot warehouse that touches the lives of 500,000 people per week. Pre-Covid, that number was 400,000 and increased to 600,000 people in need.
She volunteered with a large group of people from Andrew’s Airforce Base and made 1,030 family meal boxes, providing a family of four with food for three days. Each box includes whole milk, almond milk, instant potatoes, diced pears, tuna, peanut butter, chickpeas, cereal, biscuit mix, and granola bars.
During Covid, they distributed 14,000 of these boxes per week, now down to 7,500. They have 27 trucks that deliver to all their partner agencies.
Their ‘Food Plus Program’ provides special dietary boxes for seniors, doctors’ offices, diabetics, and expecting moms with specific diets. They offer recipe cards with affordable, family-friendly meals to give families ideas. Each card has the cost of each meal to work with their budgets.
They have ‘7 Way’ cards which offer seven ways to make each vegetable and how to cook it.