FEEDS stands for Food and Education Ending Division Sustainably. Our goal is to ensure everyone in DC has enough healthy food to eat--especially those in food deserts. We bring food abundance to food deserts in a way that preserves dignity through community-based meals and markets. These meals and markets enable relationship building, conversations and neighborhood specific strategies and partnerships that strengthens the community at large.
We celebrate our sites who host and create connecting points that result in stronger communities, our partners who engage in a core part of our mission (but aren’t a site), and our sponsors who fund and volunteers who participate in making the vision possible.
DC Campus Kitchen @ Metropolitan UMC who transforms excess quality food into healthy hot meals and partners in expanding Community Meals. Through our partnership, we are providing 2,000 hot meals a week.
My Organic Markets helps put food in hungry bellies rather than landfills by allowing us to reclaim perfectly good food that would otherwise been thrown out to make room for fresher stock. We are reclaiming about 2.5 tons of food a month from MOMs stores alone.
Capital Area Food Bank has awarded us Emergency Federal Assistance Program which gives us up to 10 cases of nonperishable for free. Additionally we receive fresh produce, bread and milk for free. CAFB helps provide education, cooking demonstrations, recipes and other support to our volunteers and clients. We have helped other CAFB clients establish pantries.