Pop-up markets at Giant stores to help federal workers, contractors

WASHINGTON — Inside the warehouse headquarters for the Capital Area Food Bank, volunteers are busy, running back and forth to fill bags with 30,000 pounds of fresh apples, carrots, potatoes and onions — all food that’ll be handed out with bags of nonperishable items too at what they’re calling “pop-up markets” throughout the D.C. area.

“We call these pop-up markets but they’re totally free of charge,” said Radha Muthiah, president and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank.

“We are not selling any food. We’re not selling it at reduced prices. It’s totally free of charge for those with a federal ID or a federal contractor ID.”

The grocery giveaways are on top of the normal operations of the pantries, and are being held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lots of these five Giant Food grocery…

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