LMA in the Community: Serving the Community at the Capital Area Food Bank

On Saturday, October 16, members and friends of the LMA Capital Chapter volunteered their time and energy to help sort and package bins and boxes of food.The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest, public nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Each year, with the help of donors and volunteers, the CAFB distributes 20 million pounds of food.

This was the second year that the LMA Capital Chapter has coordinated a volunteer program at the Food Bank. First time volunteer Jennifer Bonesteel, Sr. Business Development Coordinator with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP said, " it was amazing to see all of the great work they do first hand. I look forward to helping again. Before this experience, I never thought about how much perfectly good food goes unused by grocery stores, ultimately to be donated to those who are less fortunate so that they can have access to healthy meals. I don't think we realize just how many people are in need in this area and how much good an organization like the Capital Area Food Bank is doing for this city."

Abigail Bradfield is Practice Development Manager at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

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