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Tuesday home delivery drivers needed

We are looking for a new long-term sub for our home delivery program on TUESDAY mornings.  You need to be 18+, available almost every Tuesday morning, have a car large enough to hold 7 milk crates, and be able to carry about 25 pounds of groceries (though you can take...

ARLINGTON FOOD ASSISTANCE CENTER BREAKS RECORD IN PROVIDING THANKSGIVING SUPPORTING DURING “CHICKEN WEEK”

ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), a nonprofit organization with a mission to address long term food insecurity in Arlington County and Northern Virginia, served a record number of 3,807 families in need of food assistance during their Thanksgiving “Chicken Week.” The week of November 13-18, 2023,...

Volunteer during the Holidays!

Though we often have enough “regulars” for our normal activities, this particular time of year we can use a few extra set of hands on deck for short-term activities and/or subs to give our regulars a needed break! If you can help, please email us at volunteer@afac.org to learn more....

AFAC JOINS FORCES WITH CHAIN BRIDGE DISTRICT BOY SCOUTS ONCE AGAIN

The annual “Scouting for Food” food drive is back with a goal to collect over 60,000 pounds of food ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is pleased to partner with the Chain Bridge District of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts for the 2023 “Scouting...

Volunteer Spotlight – Offsite Distributions

We occasionally have too many helpers at AFAC but did you know we distribute food at 18 other locations? Those locations are usually staffed with "regular" volunteers but on occasion they need subs. Volunteers with different language skills are also appreciated at our various offsite locations because many of our...

AFAC BROADENS OUTREACH TO WEST END OF COLUMBIA PIKE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AHC INC.

ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is excited to announce the opening of their new grocery distribution location at The Shell Apartments in Arlington, Virginia. This initiative comes at a critical time when the need for AFAC’s food assistance continues to rise at an exponential rate, marked...

BLOOMBERG INDUSTRY GROUP SAVES THE DAY FOR AFAC

Bloomberg Industry Group Rescues Arlington Food Assistance Center From Unexpected Canned Goods Shortage ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), a nonprofit food pantry dedicated to combating long-term food insecurity in Arlington, Virginia, faced a dire situation this Labor Day Weekend as their inventory of canned goods was...

Volunteer Spotlight: Canned Food Drives!

Want to volunteer for AFAC but can’t find opportunities that work with your schedule? Doing a food drive is a great way to get involved on your own time! September is the perfect time to hold a food drive because it is Hunger Action Month. Additionally, summer is always the...

Hunger Action Month 2023

ARLINGTON, VA – During the month of September, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) will host events in Arlington to recognize Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Even though Arlington has one of the highest median household incomes in...

Volunteer Needs – August 2023

Home Delivery Drivers Our home delivery program is seeking out volunteers to drive on Wednesday AND Friday. We need at least one for Wednesday and probably three for Friday. The timing for Wednesday is approximately 12:00-2:30 and Friday would be 10:00-12:30. This is a great volunteer opportunity for people who...