The Home Delivery Program was created in direct response to COVID-19. Home deliveries began in March 2020, as an option for any in-need Arlington resident in quarantine for COVID-19, or homebound due to a severe short or long term medical condition or disability.
Referrals originate from Arlington County’s Department of Human Services (DHS), DHS’s Behavioral Health Unit, the Maternity Clinic, the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, Virginia Hospital Center’s Outpatient, Pediatric, and Oncology clinics, Arlington Free Clinic, and Arlington Public Schools. These direct service providers are referring individuals with serious, long or short term medical conditions or disabilities.
A team of volunteers, each delivering to three to five clients, supports the new service. The home delivery program, which decreases food insecurity in a previously unserved population, is now being fully incorporated into our service model of food distribution.
Resources are limited for home deliveries. If you are disabled or immunocompromised, a friend or family member can pick up your AFAC groceries and bring them to you – they must bring your AFAC barcode card. Clients may pick up for two households in one visit.
If you do not have a local friend or family member who can help, call AFAC's Client Services Coordinator at 571-384-1448 to request home deliveries.