Stuff the Bus: Food Drive Takes Over DC

Hey there. Quick service announcement.

For those of you in the DMV, Venga is teaming with DC Central Kitchen for a two-week city-wide food and donation drive. I’ll be helping “Stuff the Bus” tomorrow at the weekly food truck convention known as Farragut Fridays.

Come out to help support the city’s hungry by donating canned or boxed goods (acceptable goods list) or giving plain old money (onsite or online) while you wait in line for your food truck-sponsored lunch. If you can’t make it tomorrow, check out the full Stuff the Bus schedule, which runs all next week.

What: Stuff the Bus Food Drive
When: Friday, September 23 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Farragut Square, between I St, NW and K St, NW and Connecticut Ave, NW and 17th St, NW
Bring: Non-Perishable Goods or Money* (Cash, Credit Card, Check)

*And if giving to a good cause won’t provide you with enough warm and fuzzies, read more to check out the discounts you’ll recive for donating.

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Each year the Washington Architectural Foundation and Society for Design Administration take over D.C.’s Shops at 2000 Penn to create Canstruction, when local architecture and design firms create structures made out of canned foods. By showcasing the cans and colors of the labels, they are able to create structures that will later be de-canstructed and donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. Visitors can vote for their favorite structure by bringing their own cans — next to each design there is a food bin, each food item donated equals one vote and one structure will go on to win the People’s Choice Award. You have until October 2nd to swing by 2000 Penn to cast your vote.

If you can’t make it, check out my photo gallery of this year’s entries.

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Haiti Food Relief


We wanted to take a moment to bring to you a few of the charities that are providing relief to the people of Haiti, specifically those providing food aid to those whose lives have been devastated by the 7.0 earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.

World Food Program has deployed to Haiti. The agency has sent 86 metric tons of food to provide half a million emergency meals, in addition to high energy biscuits to those without access to cooking facilities. For more information go to

Operation USA is an international aid agency that is providing health care, food supplements and water purification for the people of Haiti. To learn more and ways to donate go to

Food for the Poor works in Latin America and the Caribbean improving the economic, health and social lives of the people it serves.  Food for the Poor is sending a crew to Haiti and they are leaving the morning of January 14 and flying to the Dominican Republic. Helicopters will take them to Haiti, to donate go to

American Red Cross has a simple way to donate, text “Haiti” to 90999 and $10 will be charged to your cell phone bill. All proceeds will go directly to sending supplies and staff to Haiti, in addition to the $1 million dollars ARC has already contributed to Haiti relief. You can also go to

Of course the are the other major aid agencies, The International Committee of the Red Cross, Medecins sans Frontieres, Clinton Foundation, Yele and CARE.