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Annual Client Survey, 2022 Report

Every year, the 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 2022 over the course of four weeks. In total, AFAC received 1,154 responses, a 52.8% participation rate....

Successful Food Drive at Arlington Little League’s Opening Day!

On Sunday, April 3, Arlington Little League teams gathered at Barcroft Park for their Opening Day, their first since 2019 because of the pandemic. Teams of all levels were encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for an AFAC food drive. Players from Wakefield's JV Baseball team were on hand to...

AFAC Reopens Food Distribution at The Springs and Tuesday Evenings at Nelson

AFAC is partnering with the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) to reopen a food distribution center at The Springs apartment complex on Wednesday afternoons, starting April 6. Residents at other APAH properties in northern Arlington will be eligible to pick up groceries from The Springs, increasing access to food...

Farmers’ Market Pickups

AFAC needs some helpers to drive to the Crystal City or Ballston farmers' markets, pick up produce donations, and bring them back to AFAC headquarters. This is a twice a month volunteer opportunity and requires volunteers to use their own vehicles to transport produce. The Crystal City farmers' market is...

AFAC Named 2022 Best of the Best Non Profit and Place to Volunteer!

AFAC was recognized by Arlington Sun Gazette readers as the Best of the Best in 2022 in the following categories: Best Non Profit/Civic Support Center & Best Place to Volunteer. Thank you to everyone for their support!

Empty Bowls 2022 Raffle Winners

Thank you for your participation in the 2022 Empty Bowls Raffle! Despite not having an in-person event, we are thankful for your continued support to help us feed our neighbors in need. To read more about each artist, click here. Below are the winners for each item: Item (Artist)Winner6" Vase...

Volunteer Couples & Valentine’s Day

The secret to long-lasting relationships is finding activities that you both enjoy! On Valentine's Day, we're highlighting some couples who volunteer at AFAC on a regular basis. We're grateful for their help and wish them years of happiness together! Barb & Dave Mantegani Christine Gregory & Chuck Morley Sidney Walker...

An Empty Bowls Letter From Charlie Meng, AFAC’s CEO

Unfortunately once again, Empty Bowls is a virtual event this year. I say unfortunately because this has always been my favorite annual AFAC event. It is a time when we gather over a simple bowl of soup and enjoy the camaraderie of each other’s company. Empty Bowls brings together our...

Empty Bowls 2022 Ceramicists

Thank you to all the ceramicists who donated their work to be raffled off for our Empty Bowls 2022 event! Below are pictures of all the items featured in the raffle and information on each local ceramicist. Visit their pages to see more of their work! To enter the raffle,...

MLK Day 2022 Service Project

For Volunteer Arlington's annual MLK Day of Service, AFAC is partnering with Arlington County's Food Security Task Force in offering a virtual service project. We are asking people to make "Winter Care Kits" to be given out to our home delivery clients. For more information and to register for this...