TV Personality Paul Wharton and Local Community Will 'Skip Lunch Feed A Bunch' in Support of the Capital Area Food Bank's Campaign

Sep 12, 2011, 11:00 ET from Capital Area Food Bank

On Sept. 14, Give a Day's Lunch Money to Help Feed the Hungry

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TV Personality and CAFB Ambassador Against Hunger Paul Wharton will join local restaurants and residents on Wednesday, September 14 to donate a day's lunch money to help feed those in need through a unique campaign supporting the work of the Capital Area Food Bank.

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Local restaurants Napoleon Bistro & Lounge, Peacock Cafe and Tuscana West will donate 10 percent of their proceeds to the CAFB on September 14 in support of Skip Lunch Feed A Bunch.  

"We are in the midst of very challenging times and the need for the food bank and our partner agencies is unprecedented," says Lynn Brantley, president and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank.  "September is Hunger Action Month and we encourage everyone to get involved with our Skip Lunch Feed A Bunch Campaign, so that we can ensure that all families, children and seniors have enough food to eat.  Food is the most basic human right and no one in our community should go hungry."  

Sponsors include The Washington Examiner and DC50 WDCW-TV.  Past supporters of the campaign include Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, journalists and authors Cokie and Steve Roberts, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon, and Fox 5 Weather Forecaster Sue Palka.  

The community can get involved by signing up as individuals or teams online at www.CapitalAreaFoodBank.org.  With a donation of just $5, the food bank can provide 15 meals to those in need.  Skip Lunch has raised over $60,000 since its inception in 2008.  The Skip Lunch Feed A Bunch campaign is a symbolic act and food bank staff will not be policing restaurants to ensure lunch skipping compliance from supporters.  Donations accepted now through September 30.  

The Capital Area Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is the Washington, D.C. metro area's hub for food sourcing, distribution and nutrition education - serving over 478,000 people struggling with hunger.  Through direct service and a network of 700 nonprofit partners, the CAFB is distributing 30 million pounds of food this year, including nearly 15 million pounds of fresh produce. The Capital Area Food Bank has served the National Capital Region over 30 years.  For more information on hunger, visit our website at CapitalAreaFoodBank.org.

For more information, please contact:
Shamia Holloway
Capital Area Food Bank
202-526-5344 ext. 230
202-529-1253 fax
holloways@capitalareafoodbank.org

SOURCE Capital Area Food Bank



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