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Census 2020 Volunteers

AFAC is part of Arlington County's Complete Count Committee to ensure an accurate count in the 2020 Census. Help us get out the count! Learn more about AFAC's efforts here.

Assisting Staff Drivers

Ride with our staff driver on weekday mornings or afternoons to deliver food to our off-site delivery points. You'll need to be over 18 years old and be able to lift 30+ pounds. Email for specific times to help.

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...

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...

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...

COVID-19 update 2

We are continuing to see families in need at all our food distribution sites and we are committed to staying open during this critical time. With news of local restaurants and businesses shutting down for the near future, we expect to see those who are surviving paycheck to paycheck at...

COVID-19 update 1

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is closely monitoring the national and local developments regarding the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus). AFAC is actively planning how we will continue to operate in the short and long term. Our planning begins with the recognition of our responsibility to continue our services...

AFAC to participate in the 25th Annual “Scouting for Food” food drive on Saturday, November 9th

ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is pleased to partner with the Chain Bridge District of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts for the 25th annual “Scouting for Food” food drive with the goal to collect food donations and to bring awareness to the issue...