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AFAC experiences its highest number of family visits during the months of November and December. This is a great time of year for offices, apartment buildings, and community groups to rally together to collect food for AFAC.

Please register your food drive online. To maximize your reach, you can customize your own flyer with a list of AFAC's most needed foods!

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The holiday season is AFAC's busiest time of the year. We encourage you to pick up food drive boxes (if needed) and deliver your food collection to AFAC's warehouse at 2708 S. Nelson St, Arlington, 22206 and get a glimpse of where the food will be served.

AFAC has food drive boxes available for pickup between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 8:30 am - 1:00 pm on Saturday. It is not required to use AFAC's food drive box to host a food drive, but if you would like some, they are 3 ft (H) x 2 ft (W) x 2 ft (D).

When your food drive is complete, it is most helpful to AFAC if you can deliver the food to our warehouse at 2708 S. Nelson St, Arlington, VA 22206 during the times listed above. If you require a delivery or pickup, please note it on your registration form and an AFAC volunteer driver will deliver food drive boxes and/or pick up food donations. Please allow 3 business days between registration and box delivery or pickup. If you have any questions, please email Mathilda Dack at

Please note that AFAC will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day, with limited staff the days before and after those holidays. If you would like your food donations to be on the shelves by Thanksgiving or Christmas, please plan to deliver your donation one week prior to allow for sorting and stocking. Thank you for helping Arlington families enjoy a warm meal this holiday season.

If you're interested in volunteering as a driver for the holidays, delivering food drive boxes and picking up food collections, please email