Capital Area Food Bank OLD
For many Americans, hunger has become a way of life. Families that don’t have enough money are often faced with some absolutely heartbreaking choices. This is especially true for a Veteran population.
Nearly 900,000 veterans nationwide live in households that rely on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), the government-funded program that provides food assistance to low-income families and individuals, according to the most recent report from D.C. think tank Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
According to statistics from the latest Feeding America Study (2014) in the DC area
- Twenty percent of households include at least one member who has ever served in the U.S. military that are seeking aid from food pantries and other charitable programs across the country
- Four percent of these households have at least one member who is currently serving in the U.S. military.
Engility TVETS believes that there is no reason any American should be denied the basic right to food which is why we are partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank and asking you to consider participating in our Digital Food Drive by making a donation to the Food Bank using our Engility TVETS Team Page.
The purchasing power at the Capital Area Food Bank is 5 to 7 times greater than the average consumer, meaning your money stretches further for our mission. Every $1 donated can provide 2.5 meals for those in need in our community.
John Hynes, Engility Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been involved with Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) since 2008 and joined the board of directors in 2012. He “continues to be impressed with the commitment and dedication of Nancy Roman, CAFB CEO, and the entire food bank team. Each and every day their actions impact the lives of our neighbors in need. Anything you are able to contribute helps the cause”