COVID-19

AFAC Featured in National Media

Recently, AFAC was featured on national and international media broadcasts to share how food pantries like AFAC are serving an increased number of families with food due to the pandemic. In case you missed them, you can view the clips on this page. BBC World News – Monday, December 21, 2020. Charles Meng interviewed by…

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Donation Box Locations

Here are the following locations that have food drive boxes that will accept food donations from the community. Some locations have ongoing hours, while others are only available for a certain time. If you would like to host a food drive at your location, visit our food drive registration page. If you would like to…

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AFAC Honored with Spirit of Community Award

We are proud to be among the recipients of the Arlington Community Foundation’s Spirit of the Community Award for 2020! This award is presented every year to people who demonstrate a tireless and unselfish commitment to improving the quality of life in Arlington. This year, in response to the pandemic, the award was given to…

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COVID-19 Impact on AFAC

Impact of COVID-19 at AFAC Comparing five months before and after the start of the pandemic. Active Referrals: 45% increase A referral to AFAC is issued by a social worker from an approved community partner after conducting a full needs assessment and determining a family in in need of food assistance. At the end of…

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COVID-19 update 5

Here is a video message from Charles Meng, Executive Director & CEO regarding AFAC’s work during the current pandemic.

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COVID-19 update 4

A Message from the Executive Director After all that has happened in the last many weeks, it is time to update you on AFAC and our efforts to serve a growing number of families in need. First, you need to know we are all safe and working hard. The staff has taken on this challenge…

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Volunteer COVID Policies

Thank you for volunteering with AFAC! Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have some new rules and guidelines for volunteers. Please follow these rules to keep yourself and others healthy and safe: COVID Precautions: We are continually tweaking our operations to maximize volunteer, client, and staff safety. We have decreased the number of volunteers we…

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Special Offers Supporting AFAC

Individuals and businesses are finding creative ways to help support AFAC during this difficult time. Here is a running list of ones that we have come across. Click on their links for more information! Crofton Living: Selling washable cotton facemasks with 20% of proceeds going to AFAC. CustomLogo Outfitters: Selling social distancing screen t-shirts, with…

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COVID-19 update 3

I wanted to share a few updates with some of the changes that have been implemented here at AFAC: On Monday, we started with our new distribution hours and procedures at our Nelson Street location. Weekday daytime distributions have been extended until 2pm while canceling the Tuesday and Thursday evening hours. From what I have…

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