AFAC Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

The Arlington Food Assistance Center is committed to equity for all in our community and in all our efforts to serve our Arlington neighbors in need. We find the events that led to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis reprehensible. We condemn the excessive and unprovoked police violence that killed Mr. Floyd and so many others. AFAC stands in solidarity with those who speak loudly against police brutality and the systemic racial inequality that stains our national identity. AFAC believes Black Lives Matter.

We know that the grief and anger felt throughout the country not only stems from this explicit violence, but also from the clear disparities in healthcare, access to healthy food, and other basic rights that have been heightened by the current pandemic and unprecedented rise in unemployment. AFAC is committed to serving all who come to our doors seeking help now and long into the future. If you are in need of food, we are here to help.