Summer Hunger Challenge 2022

client reaching for grocery bags filled with food

As we approach the summer, I can’t help but reflect on how far we have come since the start of the pandemic over two years ago. Here at AFAC, we saw a record high number of clients at the peak of the pandemic, with many families accessing food assistance for the very first time in…

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Empty Bowls 2022

For a 2nd year in a row, Empty Bowls will not be held in person. This year, we will be holding a raffle of items donated by our generous local potters and ceramicists, who often donate hand-thrown bowls to this event every year. Raffles will end on Super Bowl Sunday, February 13, the traditional day…

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Delivering Hope to Your Neighbors This Holiday Season

two volunteers delivering food to a clients' house

After being apart last holiday season, many of us will reunite with family and friends to celebrate this year. We’ll feast on seasonal favorites of turkey, candied yams, and roasted vegetables while being surrounded by loved ones at the dinner table. Joyous feelings will be shared and we’ll toast to good health and prosperity in…

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Thank You from AFAC’s Board Chair

afac board chair

My name is Jeri Somers, and I am the Chair of AFAC’s volunteer-based Board of Directors. I want to personally thank you for donating to AFAC and helping to ensure those most in need have weekly access to healthy and nutritious groceries. This past year, food insecurity in Arlington rose to its highest level on…

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Hope Against Hunger 2021

person holding chicken for hope against hunger campaign

The holiday season is a time of thankfulness, celebration, and love. It’s a time when family and friends come together to share in the joyous season of giving.  But there are many hungry Arlington families, children, and seniors, that won’t have enough food on the table to celebrate the holidays. Consider a donation to AFAC…

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Summer Hunger Challenge 2021

afac volunteer distributing food to client

I hope you will join us and donate to AFAC’s Summer Hunger Challenge today. Your contributions will provide families like Sandra’s continued access to free and nutritious supplemental groceries on a weekly basis, allowing them to redirect limited funds to other essential expenditures. At the onset of the pandemic, Sandra’s retail job hours were drastically…

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Empty Bowls 2021 Virtual Event

This year, our 9th annual Empty Bowls event will be virtual. On Sunday, February 7 at 11:30am, we will premiere a special Empty Bowls video, featuring an update from AFAC’s Executive Director & CEO, Charles Meng, highlights from previous events, chefs sharing their own recipes, and more! The virtual event is available for FREE. Please…

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Giving Tuesday 2020

client selecting canned food with the help of a volunteer

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This year’s Giving Tuesday is on December 1, 2020. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Chee-Hahn Hung will be matching up to $7,500 on donations made to this page on Giving Tuesday!…

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