Community Service Projects
- The Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest, nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metropolitan area. They annually distribute 23 million pounds of food to more than 383,000 people through their network of partner agencies. They are committed to uplifting those in need, providing the best services possible and helping those who are without the means to help themselves. Find out more>>
Beginning with the dream of helping to feed area residents who are facing or at risk of hunger, their mission has grown into so much more. The Capital Area Food Bank works to educate, empower and enlighten the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. Their community-building initiatives, including Kids Cafe, Weekend Bag, Face Hunger, From the Ground Up, Sister Hook-Up, Produce for People, and the Brown Bag Program, educates the community about the importance of healthy diets and advocates for public policies that serve the interests of their constituencies.
Institute attendees will have a variety of opportunities to contribute to the project. On Tuesday, 08/17/10 volunteers will be transported to and from the food bank, where they will assist the food bank warehouse personnel with stacking, sorting and packing food. Two shifts are available from 9:00am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at the local host table by 5:00pm on Monday, 08/16/10.
Donations will be accepted onsite for the most-needed items:
Non-perishable Food Items:
- Canned proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter)
- Canned fruits in own juices or light syrup (pineapples, peaches, pears)
- 100% Fruit juices (all sizes including juice boxes)
- Grains (pasta, whole wheat pasta, rice, brown rice, macaroni and cheese)
- Condiments (tomato based sauces, light soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, light salad dressings)
- Low sodium/no salt added canned vegetables (mixed, green beans, corn)
- Soups (beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, turkey rice)
- Multigrain cereal (cheerios, cornflakes, grapenuts, raisin bran)<
- Deodorants for men and women
- Feminine products
- Toilet paper
In addition, cash donations will be collected throughout the Institute. A little goes long way. For every $1 donated, the food bank is able to provide three meals to those in need.
Please join us in helping to make a difference in the lives of children, seniors, and families in need!
- East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership, Inc.
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership, Inc. (ERCPCP)
is a faith-based collaborative that was initiated in August 1999, as the
result of conversations between Rev. Anthony Motley and Police Chief
Charles Ramsey. These conversations resulted in a meeting between
pastors from twenty area churches, Chief Ramsey, and other high-ranking
officers to discuss how the clergy and police might work together to
reduce the critically high number of homicides among youth in Southeast,
DC. That dialogue laid the foundation for a partnership which is
currently comprised of over 50 churches, 50 social service and
government agencies, and nine law enforcement entities which work
together to steer young people away from drugs and crime and toward
stable productive lifestyles.
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To assist youth and adults living east of the Anacostia river, who are in need of life transformation through community-based, school-based, and Re-entry focused programming.
Programs and services include the Benning Terrace Youth Program, DC Trust/DC DYRS Region I Lead Entity, Frederick Douglas Memorial Weed & Seed, Faith Based Transitional Housing Program, Project NIA: Mentoring with a Purpose, Ready2work Workforce Development Program, Value Centered Outreach Activities, Volunteer Opportunities, Washington Highlands Strong Community Project., and Woodland Terrace Youth Program.
For more information about the East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership, please visit: Web: www.ercpcp.org
Cash donations will be accepted throughout the Institute. Please join us in supporting this worthwhile organization.