Arlington County is turning trash into treasure by growing thousands of pounds of fresh produce for a local food bank using compost from residents. Last February, Arlington’s Solid Waste Bureau began a pilot program to create compost from … [Read more...] about County Compost Used for AFAC Gardens
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 … [Read more...] about Stamp Out Hunger
The 7th annual Body By Ginny 5k Obstacle Race for AFAC will be on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30am. Run, crawl and jump through the trails at Potomac Overlook Park to capture team ribbons and cross the finish line. Form your team (up to 8 people) and … [Read more...] about BbG 5k Obstacle Walk/Run
Keynote Address: Samantha Kuhn and Mike Smith from J.K. Community Farm How and Why We Grow for AFAC: Sue Howell: 1,000 Pounds a Year for AFAC Catie Christiaanese: Clarendon United Methodist Church Garden Catherine Connor and Suzanne … [Read more...] about Presentations from 2019 Spring Garden Kickoff
Over 100 enthusiastic gardeners turned out for Plot against Hunger’s Spring Garden Kickoff on Saturday March 2 at Central Library. After welcomes from Becky Halbe, Puwen Lee, and Arlington County Board member Erik Gutshall, the opening plenary … [Read more...] about PLOT AGAINST HUNGER CELEBRATES MOST SUCCESSFUL GARDEN KICKOFF EVER
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! … [Read more...] about Help AFAC Stay Heart Healthy!