AFAC TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 31ST ANNUAL “STAMP OUT HUNGER” FOOD DRIVE
ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is pleased to participate in the 31st Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” 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’s largest one-day food drive collects non-perishable food donations for letter carriers to deliver to local hunger organizations in order to help feed millions of our neighbors in need.
Arlington residents are asked to leave non-perishable food donations in a bag next to their mailboxes no later than 9 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, May 13. Local letter carriers will collect the food on their normal route, and all of the food gathered in Arlington County will be donated to AFAC!
As food donations drop after the holiday season and the price of food continues to rise, food drives are crucial for AFAC to fulfill its mission of feeding every family that comes to their doors. The “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive engages the entire Arlington community and keeps AFAC’s shelves stocked for months.
If you 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). If you miss your letter carrier, starting May 15 you can drop-off your donations to AFAC’s main warehouse (2708 S. Nelson St) or to Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St).
ABOUT AFAC: The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is an independent, community-based non-profit food pantry that provides dignified access to nutritious supplemental groceries to all our Arlington neighbors in need. At AFAC, hunger and the demand for free groceries has reached an all-time high. Over 3,000 families are coming to AFAC each week at 17 distribution sites throughout Arlington County and two outside Arlington to access fresh and healthy supplemental groceries, freeing up tightly stretched funds for child and health care, rent, and other financial demands. For more information, visit www.afac.org and follow @afacfeeds on social media.
ABOUT NALC: The National Association of Letter Carriers is the sole representative of city delivery letter carriers employed by the U.S. Postal Service. The 294,000-member organization represents letter carriers across the country along with retired letter carriers. Founded by Civil War veterans in 1889, the NALC is among the country’s oldest labor unions. The NALC is the only force that fights to protect the interests of city letter carriers. For more information, visit www.nalc.org/food-drive.