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- News From Libya -
Dec 17, 2020
As part of a new tradition titled “Embassy Day of Service,” staff members from the Embassy volunteered their time at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) here in Washington, DC. The Embassy is committed to making this “day of service” an annual event, where members can give back to the community and interact with those whose lives are impacted by poverty, illness, or other related issues.
Capital Area Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America program, is vital to the supply chain for procurement and distribution of food to needy families living in the region. The efforts of the CAFB are considered essential in DC, Maryland, and Virginia during this time of COVID-19, where strict limitations have been placed on social gatherings and movement, most greatly impacting those who live under the poverty line. Under the mantra of “everyone deserves good food today and a bright future tomorrow,” CAFB provides boxed essentials to help those in need thrive.
During their time at the CAFB, Embassy staff members helped put together boxes for an assembly line, where other volunteers sorted food and placed them in the boxes for later distribution. Under strict health and safety guidelines, all volunteers wore gloves, masks, and practiced social distancing in accordance with CDC recommendations.
For more information about the Capital Area Food Bank and to learn how to help, visit their website here.