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Upcoming Check-in Volunteer Opportunity

Two of our off-sites are looking for reliable and friendly check-in volunteers for their AFAC distributions. One is in the Ballston area (Fridays 11:15-2:30) and one is off of Columbia Pike, not far from AFAC (Mondays 9:15-11:30). Both require folks to be very comfortable communicating in Spanish.  Training will be provided....

Volunteer Spotlight: Drivers’ Assistants

AFAC’s drivers are constantly busy picking up and dropping off food throughout the day from off-site distributions and grocery stores.  Off-sites with a larger client base require more help from volunteers.  We are looking for people who are strong, 18 years old or older, and fully vaccinated to help our...

Volunteer Spotlight: Food Drive Pick-up Volunteers

This month, we are highlighting our Food Drive Pick-up Volunteers. In the fall, lots of people and businesses hold food drives for AFAC, which is wonderful! If you are interested in holding a food drive for AFAC, there is more information on our website. We supply food drive boxes, and...

Volunteer Spotlight: Gleaning

Harvesting tomatoes at JK Community Farm From April through November, AFAC sends volunteers gleaning at local farms. So far this year, we have gleaned at JK Community Farm and Clines Farm, but the season isn’t over yet! JK Community Farm grows food exclusively to donate to local food banks, and...

Home Delivery Packers Needed

AFAC has a robust home delivery program and we pack groceries four days a week for approximately 120 clients. Each client gets a certain quantity of food with some variation based on food preferences.  AFAC is looking for a volunteer couple to help at one of three different shifts: Mondays,...

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...