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Hunger Action Month is a month-long awareness campaign to inspire action against hunger. Throughout the month of September, AFAC will work to educate the community about food insecurity and invite all to join in the task of feeding our neighbors in need. With full plates and full hearts, you can help end hunger.

Take action and start a food drive in your community. Learn more here →

Social Media

Show us how you are taking action and tag us on social media. Use hashtags, such as #afacfeeds #HungerActionMonth, #afacHAM, #fooddrive, and #volunteer4afac.

Hunger Action Month Events

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of public events this year will be limited. All planned events will be in accordance to public health guidelines.

7th Annual AFAC Golf Tournament

Buy Sponsorships AFAC’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Williams & Connolly will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington! Golfer perks include: Two hot meals (lunch and dinner) Beverages available before and while you play (open bar during dinner) $50 in credits to spend at the…

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Sept 11 & 12: Food Drive at Arlington Parks and Recreation Centers

  AFAC is partnering with Arlington’s Department of Parks and Recreation to help us feed our neighbors in need. Food drive boxes will be set up outside community centers this weekend across the county for anyone to drop off their food donations. Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S Dinwiddie St) Aurora Hills Community Center (735…

Sept 25 & 26: Food Drive at Lyon Village Giant

Volunteers will be at this grocery store to collect donations. No flyers will be handed out and donations can be dropped into dedicated shopping carts outside the store. Here are our most wanted items: Canned vegetables Soups Beans Tuna Peanut butter Cereal

Sept 25 & 26: Food Drive at Virginia Square Giant

Help us fill Arlington Transit STAR vehicles with food donations! Dedicated STAR vans will be parked outside this Giant for the duration of the food drive. Volunteers will be at this grocery store to collect donations. No flyers will be handed out and donations can be dropped into dedicated shopping carts outside the store. Here…

Sept 25: Melanie Kehoss Open Studio Event

As part of the Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour, local artist Melanie Kehoss will be donating 20% of sales from her open studio event. The studio is located at 5826 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205. For more information, visit Melanie’s website at www.kehoss.com. The image above is Corn in Every Aisle, cut paper lightbox, created…

Sept 25: Shredding for Hunger

Have your documents shredded for free in exchange for a food or monetary donation to AFAC! Thank you to Ann Wilson from Keller Williams Realty and Universal Title Arlington for sponsoring this event once again! For more information, visit: https://www.annwilsonhomes.com/2021/08/25/shredding-for-hunger-free-community-drive-in-shredding-event-2021/

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Virtual Game Night

Let’s have some fun during September’s Hunger Action Month and join us for a virtual game night of Quiplash and Drawful2 from Jackbox Games, right from your own home! To play, you’ll need 2 devices – one to run Zoom (computer or tablet) and one to use for the game (smart phone). We’ll limit each night to 12…

Safeway's Nourishing Neighbors Campaign

safeway foundation logoThis month, AFAC is partnering with Safeway through their Nourishing Neighbors campaign to help support breakfasts for Arlington students in need. When you check out at one of three Safeways in Arlington, you can donate to this campaign to help AFAC purchase breakfast cereal for our weekly grocery distribution program.

Food For the People Exhibit

Take a short trip and visit the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum's (1901 Fort Place SE Washington, DC 20020) exhibit called Food For the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington. Take a deep dive into the food issues of the nation’s capital—past and present—with this outdoor and indoor exhibition featuring artifacts, art installations, videos, and hands-on interactives. Exhibit runs through September 27, 2022.
Learn more about the exhbit→

Volunteer Opportunities

For volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer page to learn more.

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November & December Holidays

It's not too early to start to think about how you can help AFAC during the November & December holiday season! During those months, we usually see a higher amount of families looking for food assistance.

Learn how you can sponsor a family in need with a turkey or a chicken roaster for the upcoming holidays →

Make A Donation

There are lots of ways you can contribute to AFAC without even leaving your desk! Consider making an online donation or shop on our Virtual Food Drive. With help from donors like you, we're able to provide even more of our neighbors in need with the fresh and nutritious groceries.