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 email@example.com. If you can't volunteer, consider shopping and donating at the store!
Upcoming grocery store food drives:
Saturday 9/8 & Sunday 9/9, 10 am - 5 pm
Stuff the Bus in partnership with Arlington Transit: ART
Giant Food at Lyon Village, 3115 Lee Hwy, Arlington 22201
Giant Food at Virginia Square, 3450 Washington Blvd 22201
Saturday 9/15 & Sunday 9/16, 10 am - 6 pm
BJ's Wholesale Club, 6607 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church 22044
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to track your volunteer hours for school, email email@example.com.
- 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. Flyer templates
- Collect donations in an AFAC food drive box or a shopping cart - shopping carts allow you to easily transport food to 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 during food drop-off hours.