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Michelle Obama And Jill Biden Spend Afternoon Volunteering At DC Food Bank

Michelle Obama Food Bank

First Posted: 05/30/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 11/17/11 09:02 AM ET

WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama is making good on her promise to actively volunteer in the Washington area, bagging food for hungry children at a local food bank on her husband's 100th day in office.

Mrs. Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, joined more than 100 congressional spouses at the Capital Area Food Bank on Wednesday, passing out packages of wheat pasta and cans of pineapple as volunteers bagged 2,000 meals for low-income kids in the area.

This is the second time the first lady has volunteered for the hungry in the District of Columbia. In March, she served lunch to the homeless at a soup kitchen.

The event was sponsored by the food bank and Feeding America, a hunger relief group.

View a slideshow of the First Lady's March visit to a soup kitchen.

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