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AFAC Volunteer Award Winners 2021

We at AFAC treasure each of our volunteers and the gifts that they bring. Collectively, in normal times more than 3,000 volunteers donate close to 50,000 volunteer hours. Each year, AFAC staff gathers to decide which volunteers to recognize from this great group. This is a tough decision each year,...

AFAC Voted Favorite Local Nonprofit

AFAC was voted "Favorite Local Nonprofit" in the Spring 2021 Arlies Community Awards by readers of ARLNow! We are truly honored. Thank you to everyone who voted and for helping us feed our neighbors in need!

AFAC Renovation Update, April 2021

In October 2020, the owner of the building at 2704 & 2706 S. Nelson Street (next door to AFAC) decided to sell the warehouse to AFAC. We had been leasing the building prior to the purchase and were using the space for food storage. This warehouse was also used as...

Annual Client Survey, 2021 Report

Every year, AFAC conducts an in-depth survey to gather client feedback. Responses can help AFAC adapt its services and programs to best meet the needs of the community appropriately and efficiently. Clients were asked about their satisfaction of AFAC's services, how often they utilize AFAC for groceries, how AFAC can...

Volunteer Vaccination Progress

The pandemic has been around for one whole year, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! We asked volunteers who had been at AFAC within the past 30 days to share their vaccination status with us (we did not ask teenagers). The results are bringing...

Plot Against Hunger Finds a New Home in 2021

This month, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) will transition ownership of its Plot Against Hunger program to the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture (FOUA). Since its inception in 2007, over 600,000 pounds of fresh produce has been donated to AFAC through the Plot Against Hunger program. Due to the...

Exceptional Volunteers Serving in 2020!

Hal CreelRandy RandallSarah-Kate HawkinsDiana Gordon, Catherine Kitchell, Amy Haas, Jeff Lynn, and Lee Clarke Les DavisonMichael StuttsTerese BrewsterDoris Bennett We are extremely grateful for all of our volunteers who continue to help us serve all of our families in need. We would like to take this moment to recognize 12...

Food Drive Box Locations

Here are the following locations that have food drive boxes that will accept food donations from the community. Some locations have ongoing hours, while others are only available for a certain time. If you would like to host a food drive at your location, visit our food drive registration page....

AFAC Featured in National Media

Recently, AFAC was featured on national and international media broadcasts to share how food pantries like AFAC are serving an increased number of families with food due to the pandemic. In case you missed them, you can view the clips on this page. BBC World News - Monday, December 21,...

Scouting for Food 2020 Update

Scouting for Food picture from 2019. Every year, the annual Scouting for Food drive collects more than 50,000 lbs of food donations for AFAC on the 2nd Saturday of November. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the local Boy Scouts will not be organizing an event this year.However, several local troops have...