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! … [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
Team leader Catherine Connor reports that despite the challenging weather this spring and summer, the Plot Against Hunger garden on Walter Reed Drive produced 1,166 pounds of fresh produce for AFAC, a bit more than in 2017. That was possible only … [Read more...] about Another Strong Year at the Walter Reed Garden
It was an unseasonably snowy morning in Arlington, Va., one week before Thanksgiving and two days after the blockbuster announcement that Amazon was coming to the neighborhood. The development news had rocked the county, but those lining up in the … [Read more...] about AFAC Article in Washington Post