Hunger Action Month is a month-long awareness campaign to take action against hunger. Throughout the month of September, AFAC will work with local partners including businesses, libraries, ART Transit, and area farmers to educate the community about food insecurity and to invite all to join in the task of feeding our neighbors in need. With full plates and full hearts, you can help end hunger.
2019 events will be announced soon...see below for 2018 events.
Get to know AFAC at our newly renovated warehouse located at 2708 S. Nelson St! This is a perfect opportunity to visit our updated facility and to learn more about how we serve our 2,300+ clients every week.
We have several Open House dates and times you can choose from:
Monday, September 3, 2 pm (Labor Day)
Saturday, September 15, 2 pm
Monday, September 17, 7 pm (bagging session included)
Thursday, September 27, 2 pm
Fill out this RSVP form to let us know when you are interested in coming!
FULL PLATES, FULL HEARTS, FULLY PREPARED
All September Long
Hurricanes, Winter Storms, Tornados…Are you prepared for a disaster?
If a disaster occurs in your community, you should be ready to be self-sufficient for at least 3 days. This may mean providing for your own shelter, first aid, food, water, and sanitation.
For those who are food insecure and struggle to make ends meet, this is a difficult challenge. According to a Virginia Tech study, 31,500 Arlington residents are food insecure. In times of disaster, communities look to food banks and food pantries to help provide food for those affected because of the service they provide on a regular basis.
Partnering with the Arlington County Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management, exhibits will be up at Arlington Library branches (Aurora Hills, Columbia Pike, Glencarlyn, Shirlington, and Westover) to recognize both Hunger Action Month and National Preparedness Month.
Learn how YOU can be prepared!
Wednesdays at 7pm
Join us at Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St) and learn some gardening tips from local experts on how to get the best out of your gardens! See the full schedule online.
September 5: Making Teas and Using Herbs from Your Garden
September 12: Fruit Trees for the Landscape
September 19: Lasagna Gardening
September 26: Preserving the Summer!
STUFF THE BUS FOOD DRIVES
Saturday 9/8 & Sunday 9/9, 10 am - 5 pm
Help AFAC, Giant Food, and the Arlington Transit: ART Stuff the Bus with healthy foods! When you spot an ART bus in front of a Giant Food, stop by and help us fill those buses with 10,000 pounds of healthy non-perishable food!
Giant at Lyon Village - 3115 Lee Hwy, Arlington, 22201
Giant at Virginia Square - 3450 Washington Blvd, Arlington, 22201
Thursday, September 20, Shotgun Start 1:30pm
Join AFAC for a day of golf in beautiful Clifton, VA. Our 4th Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by Credibility International, will take place at Westfields Golf Club (13940 Balmoral Green Avenue, Clifton, VA 20124). You can register to play or to become a sponsor online. Email email@example.com for more information.
Saturday 9/22 & Sunday 9/23, 10 am - 6 pm
Help AFAC eliminate hunger in Arlington by filling the AFAC van with low-sodium canned foods at BJ's Wholesale Club (6607 Wilson Blvd).
*Please note the date of this event has changed*
Tuesday, September 11
Spend your morning at the USDA-Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and help us harvest vegetables for AFAC families on this National Day of Service. Saturday morning gleanings may also be available, pending weather and crop availability at local farms. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, September 21, 7:00 pm
AFAC will be showing the documentary, A Place at the Table, here at AFAC on Friday, September 21 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. This will be a FREE screening. A short discussion will follow the film. Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. We will have light snacks and refreshments.
Saturday, September 22, 9 am - 11 am
On Saturday, September 22nd, visit Arlington Mill Farmers Market from 9 to 11 am and purchase fresh food from vendors and donate them to AFAC! We’ll also collect any locally grown food and take anything from apples to tomatoes to zucchini.
Saturday, September 29, 10 am - 1 pm
Join AFAC for free document shredding with a food or monetary donation from 10am-1pm at Arlington Church of the Brethren (300 N. Montague St). Sponsored by Ann Wilson of Keller Williams Realty.
*Please note the date of this event has changed*
ORGANIZE AND VOLUNTEER
Rally your neighborhood, faith community, business, or school and host a food drive for AFAC. Or volunteer to collect food at a Drive Away Hunger or Stuff the Bus food drive. 40% of the food we distribute is donated to AFAC. Visit www.afac.org/food-drive for more information.
MAKE A DONATION
There are lots of ways you can contribute to AFAC without even leaving your desk! Consider making an online donation or shopping our Virtual Food Drive. With help from donors like you, we're able to provide even more of our neighbors in need with the fresh and nutritious groceries.