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Capital Area Food Bank holding 5 free pop-up markets for furloughed government employees, contractors

The Capital Area Food Bank is trying to help furloughed employees by holding free pop-up food banks.
Credit: Capital Area Food Bank

WASHINGTON — The Capital Area Food Bank is holding five free pop-up markets in the D.C. area to help government employees and contractors who have been furloughed. 

The pop-up markets will be outside of 5 Giant locations on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Furloughed government employees and contractors just need to show a valid ID or federal contractor ID in order to receive free produce and shelf-stable items. 

Up to 250 people at each Giant pop-up market can get produce and groceries. 

The pop-up markets will be set up at the following locations: 

  • Brentwood store (DC), 1050 Brentwood Road Brentwood, Washington, DC
  • Richmond Highway (VA), 6800 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
  • Campus Way South (MD), 10480 Campus Way South, Largo, MD
  • Allentown Rd (MD), 7074 Allentown Rd, Camp Springs, MD
  • Rockville Pike (MD), 12051 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

Capital Area Food Bank is also looking for 50 volunteers to help pack 30,000 pounds of produce for the pop-up shops this weekend. 

Click HERE to find out more or to sign-up. 

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