For questions, you can send an email to these AFAC accounts:

You can also call our main telephone line at 703-845-8486 and follow the prompts.

Location & Hours

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

Food Distribution Hours at AFAC Nelson:

Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:00-7:00pm
Saturday 9:00-12:00pm

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-1:00pm

Non-Perishable Drop Off Locations in Arlington:

To find your nearest food donation drop off location, click here →

In Case of Inclement Weather

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.

AFAC Nelson Holiday Hours:

  • New Year's Day - CLOSED
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - CLOSED
  • Presidents' Day - CLOSED
  • Memorial Day - CLOSED
  • Juneteenth - CLOSED
  • Fourth of July - CLOSED
  • Labor Day - CLOSED
  • Indigenous People's Day - CLOSED
  • Veterans Day - OPEN
  • Thanksgiving Day - CLOSED
  • Black Friday - OPEN
  • Christmas Day - CLOSED