Come celebrate 30 years with AFAC and help us Shine a Light on Hunger! In 1988, a small group of citizens, along with six congregations, came together to help their local neighbors that were facing many life challenges and struggles. This was the … [Read more...] about Shining a Light on Hunger
The partial federal government shutdown is impacting single adults, families, and children throughout the Washington region. For Arlington residents, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is available to supply you with free supplemental … [Read more...] about Resources for Furloughed Workers
Help AFAC collect heart-healthy non-perishable foods. Items like low-sodium soups, vegetables, and proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, beans) will keep our families and senior clients eating warm meals throughout the winter months! Click here for more … [Read more...] about Help AFAC Stay Heart Healthy!
Head gardener Becky Halbe reports that the Rock Spring UCC garden succeeded despite this year’s copious rain, thanks in part to its well-draining raised beds and the regular replenishment of planting mix in them. Rock Spring’s dedicated volunteer … [Read more...] about Rock Spring UCC Celebrates Bumper Crop
UPDATE: Tickets are SOLD OUT. Empty Bowls is a luncheon fundraiser for AFAC featuring uniquely designed handmade bowls. The event is held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Super Bowl Sundays. Bowls are created by potters at local ceramics studios. … [Read more...] about Empty Bowls
Catie Christiaanse sends this upbeat report on the Plot against Hunger garden at Clarendon United Methodist Church: “We are thrilled to close out a successful second year of our vegetable garden at Clarendon UMC. We were blessed to double our … [Read more...] about A Strong Second Season at Clarendon UMC
A new garden design and gardening team debuted at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church this season, head gardener Monica reports. An Eagle Scout in the congregation built 6 new raised beds for their Plot against Hunger garden. His family and 5 … [Read more...] about A Revamped Garden at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church
AFAC has concluded our pickups at local farmers' markets in Arlington for the season. This year, we were able to pick up 55,282 pounds of farm fresh produce that we were able to bag and prepare for our 2,300 families that we currently serve every … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Recap: 2018