Fresh fruits and vegetables can be donated directly to AFAC's warehouse:

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
2708 S. Nelson St.
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturdays: 8:30 am - 1 pm

A staff member will take your donations and weigh it on the scale. If you would like a receipt, you will need to fill out your information on the receipt book.

*Do not leave fresh produce donations in a food drive box in our community.

Here is a recommended list of produce that can be donated:

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Green Beans
  • Winter squash
  • Garlic, onions
  • Carrots, radishes, turnips
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Collard and kale greens
  • Corn
  • White potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • Hard fruit (apples, pears)
  • Please brush or wash off all dirt, and avoid donating produce that has serious bruising, insect damage, or splitting
  • A good rule of thumb: donate only produce which you would purchase for your own family.

General rule of thumb:

  • Vegetables should be free of dirt and mud.
  • Vegetables should not be insect ridden, have serious bruising, or splitting.
  • Do not mix vegetables. It takes time for volunteers to sort and repackage them.
  • Preferred packaging methods: clam shells or zip-lock bags. Portion sizes should be good for a family of 4.
  • Label produce so families and volunteers know what it is.


Local Farmers: If you have produce to be gleaned or that you would like to donate, please contact us at (703) 845-8486, or send an email to: for more information.