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The Arlington Food Assistance Center's offices, warehouse, and Nelson food distribution center are located at 2708 S. Nelson St, Arlington 22206.

Food Distribution Hours at AFAC Nelson:

*Starting Monday, March 23, hours will be (until further notice):

Mon-Fri 9:30am-2pm
Saturday 9am-11am

Until further notice, evening distributions will be canceled.

Get food from AFAC

Main Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Food Drop Off Hours at AFAC's Warehouse:

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Sat 8:30am-1pm

Non-Perishable Drop Off Locations in Arlington:

Due to COVID-19, our regular centers where we have food donation boxes have closed.
To find your nearest food donation drop off location, click here →

In Case of Inclement Weather

In case of bad weather, AFAC will be closed for daytime distribution when the Arlington Public Schools are closed due to bad weather.  If the Arlington Public Schools open two hours late, AFAC will open on time. Evening distribution will be determined by 1:00 pm.  The distribution at Gunston will be canceled if Arlington Public Schools are closed that day. Saturday clients should call ahead.

All closings will be posted on our website home page. If you are unsure, please call 703-845-8486 to see if AFAC is open for distribution.