Braden and Brandi Holtby Reached $10,000 Goal & Donated An Additional 25,000 Meals Through Capital Area Food Bank

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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and his wife Brandi donated 25,000 meals through Capital Area Food Bank, the region’s largest hunger-relief organization back in March. With a $10,000 goal, the Holtbys set up a fundraiser inviting Capitals fans to make a donation. Brandi tweeted on Friday afternoon that they met their goal at over $12,700! “Inspired by your generosity”, the Holtbys donated another 25,000 meals to the food bank and are encouraging fans to help with the new goal of $20,000.

We are proud to support the region’s largest hunger-relief organization, the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB).  They provide food to nearly 400,000 children and families who face hunger in our region.  As school and workplace closures make access to enough nutritious food even more challenging, these children and working families need our help now, more than ever.

Please join us in donating to the CAFB!  Your donations will support the purchase, packaging, and distribution of food boxes for children and families in the DC-Metro Area.  Check out to see more about how they are responding to COVID-19.

If you know of someone who needs food assistance, please have them contact the Capital Area Food Bank Hunger Life Line at 202-644-9807 or

Thank you!

Brandi and Braden

Just $1 equals two-and-a-half meals. To donate, please click here.

The couple was inspired by Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle and his wife Eireann, who also donated 25,000 meals to Capital Area Food Bank.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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