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September Weekend Gleanings

AFAC has been invited to go gleaning (harvesting) at two farms on three Saturday's in September. Please sign up via the online calendar or email for more details. JK Community Farm, Purcellville, VA: Saturday, September 19th - 10 Volunteers Needed JK Farm welcomes AFAC volunteers to help plant and...

COVID-19 Impact on AFAC

Click for downloadable PDF Impact of COVID-19 at AFAC Comparing five months before and after the start of the pandemic. Active Referrals: 45% increase A referral to AFAC is issued by a social worker from an approved community partner after conducting a full needs assessment and determining a family in...

AFAC 2020 Volunteer Awards

Every June, AFAC normally holds a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic to honor all the volunteers for their contributions to AFAC. Because of the pandemic, this year's picnic was canceled. AFAC created this video to announce the recipients of our volunteer awards and our volunteer pins for 25, 20, 15, 10, and...

COVID-19 update 5

Here is a video message from Charles Meng, Executive Director & CEO regarding AFAC's work during the current pandemic.

Distribution Volunteers

Help distribute groceries as clients come to AFAC. We need volunteers during these time slots: Monday - Friday Morning helpers 9:15am-12pmMonday - Friday Afternoon helpers 12pm-2pmSaturday Mornings 8:30am-11:30am (adult only) You can find these shifts on the online calendar!

Afternoon Bagging Volunteers

Weekday afternoons 2pm-4pm Every afternoon from 2pm-4pm, we need warehouse volunteers to help go through our food donations and prepare for the next day. Bagging volunteers will help bag dry goods, bag produce, or clean the warehouse. This opportunity is for ages 14+ (or 12-13 with a parent). Bagging groups...

Early AM Volunteers

Like to wake up early and help out? AFAC has warehouse volunteer spots as early as 7:30-9am! Our early morning volunteers help go through food donations, make sure we are prepared for morning distribution, and help keep the warehouse clean. If you are interested, look for early morning shifts on...

Gleaning at JK Community Farm

Looking for something to do OUTSIDE with the whole family (while still keeping your distance)? AFAC is partnered with the JK Community Farm located in Purcelville, VA. JC Community Farm is hosting volunteers in groups of 10 or less to help them grow crops that are later donated to food...

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...

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.