Each year, the National Association of Letter Carriers dedicates the 2nd Saturday of May to serving communities nationwide by collecting food to be delivered to local hunger organizations. In Arlington County, all food collected by letter carriers will come here to AFAC!
We ask that residents put non-perishable food items into a grocery bag and leave them next to their mailbox by 9:00 a.m. on collection day. Your letter carrier will pick up the items and deliver them to AFAC. If you live in an apartment building or have a communal mailbox, please consider dropping it off at one of the Arlington Public Library branches or at an Arlington post office instead. Click here for a printable flyer.
The foods we need most are:
- Low sugar cereal
- Low sodium canned tomato products (diced, paste, or sauce)
- Low sodium canned tuna
- Low sodium canned soups
- Low sodium canned beans
*No glass, expired food, or household items, please!
If you miss your letter carrier or live in an apartment building, please bring your donation to the following Arlington Post Offices and Library no later than Friday, May 12: North Station (2200 N. George Mason Dr.), South Station (1210 S. Glebe Rd), Main Station (3118 Washington Blvd), Preston King Station in Westover (5877 Washington Blvd), Shirlington Post Office (2850 S. Quincy St), or Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.)
You can also drop off your non-perishable items at AFAC's main Nelson St. Location (2708 S. Nelson St.) starting the Monday after the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive (Monday, May 15) during our food donation hours (Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm AND Saturday: 8:30am to 1:00pm)
Be on the lookout in May for our flyers, yard signs, and advertisements!