Helping To Keep Families From Going Without Food

The challenges facing the Capital Area Food Bank during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Keeping families in the DMV fed during one of the most challenging times in our history.  The Capital Area Food Bank has been answering the call to address hunger and they have a new partner to keep their mission going strong.  My guests are  Radha Muthiah – President of the Capital Area Food Bank and Lisa Dewey – DLA Piper Pro Bono Partner

The Capital Area Food Bank turned to DLA Piper. Drawing upon their policy expertise, the DLA Piper team is helping Capital Area Food Bank adapt by:

  • Providing advice on navigating pandemic-related legal challenges posed rapidly changing circumstances
  • Analyzing Capital’s contract with the Washington, DC local government for the procurement of emergency food supplies
  • Developing waivers for COVID-19 volunteers to enable operational continuity and protect against liability risks
  • Supporting Capital Area Food Bank’s Payroll Protection Act application to secure staff wages and benefits
  • Participating in the food bank’s annual legal community fundraising campaign as a leading supporter


This partnership will ensure that hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians are able to feed themselves and their families through this unprecedent period. It also provides an effective model for other food banks nationwide that are navigating similar issue


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