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The Victory Garden Project Brings Fresh Produce to Needy Neighbors

Dominique Ortiz bagging produceDebbie Siegel packing produceProduce donation from Rock Spring With AFAC temporarily unable to accept produce from volunteer gardeners during the pandemic, the Plot Against Hunger program has joined with Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and Virginia Cooperative Extension to establish alternative ways to collect, package, and distribute fresh produce...

COVID-19 update 5

Here is a video message from Charles Meng, Executive Director & CEO regarding AFAC's work during the current pandemic. https://youtu.be/DVYMrYvT1o0

AFAC Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

The Arlington Food Assistance Center is committed to equity for all in our community and in all our efforts to serve our Arlington neighbors in need. We find the events that led to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis reprehensible. We condemn the excessive and unprovoked police violence that killed Mr. Floyd and so many others. AFAC stands in...

COVID-19 update 4

A Message from the Executive Director After all that has happened in the last many weeks, it is time to update you on AFAC and our efforts to serve a growing number of families in need. First, you need to know we are all safe and working hard. The staff...

Volunteer Update – April 2020

We are so grateful for your willingness to volunteer at this time. However, due to our limited capacity and opportunities, we are no longer accepting volunteer applications. Please check in with us after June 10 to see what our status is.  If you are required to perform community service, please...

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2020

Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 19-25. Typically, we would have included some baked goods, maybe a juggler, or a visit of some dogs in therapy training. This year, we had to rethink that. So, welcome to VIRTUAL Volunteer Appreciation Week! See the "assignments" in the graphic above and follow the...

Donate Fresh Produce – April 2020

**Update 4/15/20 For the moment, we will not be accepting donations of fresh produce. We have made changes to our food distribution and food drop off procedures that make individual produce donations difficult to handle. Food distribution and food drop offs are being done outside our facility. Non-staff and volunteers...

Volunteer COVID Policies

Thank you for volunteering with AFAC! Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have some new rules and guidelines for volunteers. Please follow these rules to keep yourself and others healthy and safe: COVID Precautions: We are continually tweaking our operations to maximize volunteer, client, and staff safety. We have decreased...

Special Offers Supporting AFAC

Individuals and businesses are finding creative ways to help support AFAC during this difficult time. Here is a running list of ones that we have come across. Click on their links for more information! Crofton Living: Selling washable cotton facemasks with 20% of proceeds going to AFAC. CustomLogo Outfitters: Selling...

COVID-19 update 3

I wanted to share a few updates with some of the changes that have been implemented here at AFAC: On Monday, we started with our new distribution hours and procedures at our Nelson Street location. Weekday daytime distributions have been extended until 2pm while canceling the Tuesday and Thursday evening...