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AFAC Restructures Food Distribution Schedule and Off Site Locations

AFAC will resume evening distributions, starting on Thursday, September 9. This will help alleviate the number of clients visiting on Saturday mornings. Starting on September 7 (AFAC will be closed on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day), AFAC's new food distribution hours at Nelson Street will be: 9:30 AM -...

AFAC Announces Promotions of Four Staff Members

AFAC Staff, from left to right: Charles Meng, CEO; Jeremiah Huston, Associate Director of Communications; Lily Duran, Director of Client Services; Mathilda Dack, Associate Director of Administration; Ray Bynum, Assistant Director of Operations The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is pleased to announce the promotion of four of its employees,...

AFAC’s Shark Week Special Amazon Charity List

In honor of Shark Week, check out our special Shark Week edition Amazon Charity List! Purchased items from our charity lists are sent directly to our warehouse to help us feed our families in need. You can also donate on your own at any of our food drive box locations...

AFAC Volunteer Award Winners 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bghC2kTS25Y 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...

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...