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Volunteer Spotlight: APS Partnerships

AFAC has a great partnership with the Arlington Public Schools. Teenagers (age 14+) are able to help in avariety of ways without their parent. For high school seniors who are graduating, AFAC is an approvedsite for the senior experience program for schools who participate in the program. These students arehere...

Home Delivery Driver Needed

We're looking for a driver (it's a great activity to do with a friend) who can make home deliveries to the Ballston area on WEDNESDAYS. You would come to AFAC between 12:00-1:00 and pick up the pre-packed crates for 3-5 clients. The clients are in the same general vicinity. It takes...

Annual Client Survey, 2023 Report

Every year, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) conducts an in-depth survey to gather client feedback. Responses help AFAC adapt its services and programs to best meet the needs of the community. Surveys were conducted in February and March 2023. In total, AFAC surveyed 1,501 participants, a 50.6% response rate....

Volunteer Appreciation Week Recap

April 17-21 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: Sweet treats from Captain Cookie & The Milkman and Village Sweet, a visit from some of AWLA's...

AFAC TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 31ST ANNUAL ‚ÄúSTAMP OUT HUNGER‚ÄĚ FOOD DRIVE

ARLINGTON, VA ‚Äď The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is pleased to participate in the 31st Annual ‚ÄúStamp Out Hunger‚ÄĚ Food Drive, a nationwide food drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). Held every year on the second Saturday of May, the country‚Äôs largest one-day food drive...

Volunteer Spotlight: Carlin Distribution Crew

Every year, we highlight a group of volunteers who go above and beyond for AFAC. This year, our Volunteer Group of the Year is the Carlin distribution crew! The Carlin is a senior living apartment complex, and AFAC holds a distribution at the Carlin every Thursday morning. Usually, our offsite...

AFAC Client Referral Software – Did You Know?

AFAC utilizes a customized, password-protected software program to process referrals and track frequency of family visits. The program, called CCRTS, was designed by AFAC and built by Cobb Systems Group (CSG) in 2019. Last month, CSG released a set of updates to streamline the program including text alerts, duplicate merging, and more. CCRTS allows the Arlington...

AFAC Gleaning at Local Farmers’ Markets in 2023

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...

Volunteer Spotlight: Culpepper Gardens Resident Volunteers

AFAC currently distributes food at 19 locations. We have 5 ‚Äúopen‚ÄĚ sites where any of our clients can pick up food: Nelson Street (our main location), Clarendon UMC, Arlington Mill Community Center, Gilliam Place, and Gates of Ballston Community Center. Our other offsite locations are senior housing or affordable housing...

AFAC SERVES RECORD BREAKING NUMBER OF FAMILIES IN ONE WEEK

The holidays may be over, but the need for food assistance persists ARLINGTON, VA ‚Äď Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) provided groceries to a historic number of families in a single week. During the week ending March 12, 2023, AFAC served 3,055 families. This is the first time in 35 years...