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Volunteer Spotlight: Summer Teens

Every summer, we have a lot of teenagers who want to help out at AFAC. This year, over 50 teens volunteered as part of our Summer Teen Program. Summer Teens help in our distribution line handing out food to clients, help bag and sort food in our prep room, and...

Gleaning season is here!

Every year, AFAC sends volunteers to glean at farms in the Northern Virginia region. Currently, we are sending volunteers to JK Community Farm (in Purcellville, VA) every other Saturday morning and every third Wednesday morning per month until early October to help them harvest food. Volunteer shifts are from 9am-12pm....

Thursday AM Delivery Drivers Needed

We are anticipating the need for substitute home delivery drivers on Thursdays for the rest of the summer (and this may become more permanent starting in September). You would deliver groceries to 3-5 AFAC clients (you do not need to enter their homes). The pick up time at AFAC is...

AFAC Announces Partnership with Homestretch; First Food Distribution Outside Arlington

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is partnering with Homestretch, a nonprofit organization located in Falls Church, to provide free nutritious groceries to recently housed families on the path towards self-sufficiency. The new food distribution center will plan to operate weekly and will be AFAC’s first center serving residents outside...

Summer Home Delivery Driving

AFAC is actively seeking long-term substitute drivers for our home delivery program. We need help Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. The task takes approximately 2 hours each time. You would be a substitute, so you might not be called every week. You would have to have a...

AFAC Updates Two Sites to Increase Access to Food for Clients

AFAC is excited to announce that two existing food distribution sites will now be opened up to the wider community, making them more accessible to any Arlington resident in need.  Arlington's Department of Human Services (DHS) Community Outreach Program (COP) staffs the food distributions at Arlington Mill Community Center and Gates of...

Home Delivery Program Reaches 10,000th Delivery

In April 2022, we made our 10,000th delivery of groceries through our Home Delivery program! Established in March 2020, the Home Delivery program was created in direct response to the pandemic to reach residents who were in quarantine or were homebound due to a severe short or long term medical...

Volunteer Awards 2022

On June 5th, we held a small volunteer recognition program at the Army Navy Country Club to celebrate the dedication of our many volunteers and handed out our Volunteer of the Year Awards. This year, we honored the following: Volunteer of the Year: Stephanie ViscardiGroup of the Year: St. Mary's...

Volunteer Appreciation Week Recap

Last week was National Volunteer Appreciation Week. To show our appreciation, AFAC put together some special treats for our volunteers last week with the help of some local businesses. Among the highlights were: pastries from Village Sweet, a yoga session from Eat.Yoga.Drink, pizza from Stellina Pizzeria, a visit from AWLA’s...

Thursday Evening Food Distribution Closed – April 28

On Thursday, April 28, the evening food distribution (6 - 7 pm) will be canceled for one day only due to a special event. The daytime distribution (9:30 am - 1 pm) will be open as scheduled. El jueves, 28 de abril, la distribución de alimentos por la noche (6...