Hunger Heroes – October, 2015

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Our friends at Bloomberg BNA have been supporting AFAC for 10 years in every imaginable way: through food donations, cash donations, and volunteer time.

You can find the energetic team members in AFAC’s warehouse, helping us sort through tens of thousands of pounds of food in a single weekend at our largest annual food drives, Boy Scout Food Drive and Stamp Out Hunger, and bagging dry goods through our SPF program!  Bloomberg BNA has also been a generous sponsor of our annual fundraising events: Spring Carnival and Chiefs vs Chefs.

The team at Bloomberg BNA collects thousands of pounds of non-perishable food annually.  In 2014, they held their largest food drive so far, bringing 8,951 pounds of food to Arlington families in need.  They then donated a cargo van to AFAC that helps us transport groceries to and from supermarkets, farmers markets, and food distribution sites.

“BBNA volunteers get so much out of the relationship with the Arlington Food Assistance Center as they truly see firsthand the results and impact of their work. And they get to work with other dedicated volunteers and employees, which is a great experience,” said Sandrine Uwera, BBNA employee engagement manager.

Thank you Bloomberg BNA for being our Hunger Hero!