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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...

AFAC Updates Two Sites to Increase Access to Food for Clients

AFAC is excited to announce that two existing food distribution sites will now be opened up to the wider community, making them more accessible to any Arlington resident in need.  Arlington's Department of Human Services (DHS) Community Outreach Program (COP) staffs the food distributions at Arlington Mill Community Center and Gates of...

Home Delivery Program Reaches 10,000th Delivery

In April 2022, we made our 10,000th delivery of groceries through our Home Delivery program! Established in March 2020, the Home Delivery program was created in direct response to the pandemic to reach residents who were in quarantine or were homebound due to a severe short or long term medical...

Volunteer Awards 2022

On June 5th, we held a small volunteer recognition program at the Army Navy Country Club to celebrate the dedication of our many volunteers and handed out our Volunteer of the Year Awards. This year, we honored the following: Volunteer of the Year: Stephanie ViscardiGroup of the Year: St. Mary's...

Volunteer Appreciation Week Recap

Last week was National Volunteer Appreciation Week. To show our appreciation, AFAC put together some special treats for our volunteers last week with the help of some local businesses. Among the highlights were: pastries from Village Sweet, a yoga session from Eat.Yoga.Drink, pizza from Stellina Pizzeria, a visit from AWLA’s...

Thursday Evening Food Distribution Closed – April 28

On Thursday, April 28, the evening food distribution (6 - 7 pm) will be canceled for one day only due to a special event. The daytime distribution (9:30 am - 1 pm) will be open as scheduled. El jueves, 28 de abril, la distribución de alimentos por la noche (6...

Evening Distribution Check-in Desk

UPDATE: We have already found volunteers willing to help us out with this task. Please check the online calendar for other volunteer events. We are looking for 2-3 volunteers willing to commit to a once a month shift on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 PM (sometimes until 8:00). You...

Food Insecurity Study, 2022

Partnering with AFAC and Arlington County’s Food Security Task Force, the Urban Institute released a research report on improving food security and access in Arlington. This report estimates 7.8% of households experience food insecurity in Arlington with higher concentrations in the south and east sections of the County. Click the buttons...

AFAC Gleaning at Local Farmers’ Markets in 2022

We are excited to pick up donations from Farmers' Markets once again! During the peak farmers' market season, AFAC sends volunteers to glean or collect produce donations from vendors at the end of the market hours. This is a great partnership that brings farm fresh produce directly to families in...

Westover Farmers Market Helpers

We're looking for two individuals to volunteer on alternate Sundays at the Westover Farmers Market to assist AFAC's driver and their helper load food donations onto the AFAC van. Volunteers will arrive directly at the market no later than 11:45AM and be finished by 12:15PM. This happens in almost all...