You can help AFAC Drive Away Hunger!
Throughout the year, AFAC will host Drive Away Hunger food drives at various grocery stores. The AFAC van will be parked outside and volunteers will ask shoppers for food donations. By the end of the afternoon, the van will be full of food donations for AFAC! If you're interested in volunteering at a Drive Away Hunger food drive, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can't volunteer, consider shopping and donating at the store!
Upcoming Drive Away Hunger food drives:
Giant Food in Lyon Village
3118 Lee Hwy, Arlington, 22201
Saturday, February 17, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, February 18, 10 am - 4 pm
BJ's at Seven Corners
6607 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, 22044
Saturday, April 7, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, April 8, 10 am - 6 pm
Hold your own grocery store food drive!
Grocery store food drives are a terrific way to spend the afternoon with your family, friends, or colleagues and a great way to collect a lot of food in a short amount of time! This is also an opportunity for students who need to log volunteer hours.
- Ask the manager at your local grocery store if they'll allow you to collect food donations outside their storefront on a Saturday or Sunday.
- Notify AFAC of your food drive by emailing email@example.com. If you need to track your volunteer hours for school, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Assemble your team of friends, family, or colleagues. Staff the food drive in shifts of 3 - 4 people for 1 - 2 hours each. Your team can pass out flyers that list the foods AFAC needs most. For flyer templates, click here.
- Collect donations in an AFAC food drive box (or a shopping cart to easily transport food into your vehicle). Pass out flyers to shoppers as they enter the store. Let them know you're collecting donations for the Arlington Food Assistance Center to feed Arlington families in need.
- Deliver your food collection to AFAC. For food drop-off hours, click here.