AFAC grocery services are available to residents of Arlington County every week of the year! During the holiday season, registered AFAC clients receive a holiday hen in addition to the usual groceries.
All AFAC services require a referral, photo ID, and proof of residential address in Arlington.
If you are experiencing food insecurity and would benefit from free weekly grocery services, call the Arlington County Department of Human Services (Sequoia 1) at 703-228-1300 to receive an online AFAC referral and access to other support services.
To view AFAC's weekly grocery menu or learn how to get a referral, click here.
Food Distribution Schedule at AFAC's Nelson Headquarters
2708 South Nelson Street
AFAC will be closed on Christmas Day observed (Dec 26) and New Years Day observed (Jan 2).
In addition to the usual groceries, AFAC provides one whole chicken to each pre-registered Arlington family the week before Christmas: December 19 - 24, 2022.
Whole Chickens are between 5 - 8 pounds and are distributed frozen.
Learn how to defrost and prepare a whole chicken.
*Christmas chickens are not available for walk-ins without a referral.