Hunger Heroes

Exceptional Volunteers Serving in 2020!

We are extremely grateful for all of our volunteers who continue to help us serve all of our families in need. We would like to take this moment to recognize 12 volunteers who have served over 100 volunteer hours at AFAC since July! Thank you so much to Doris Bennett, Terese Brewster, Lee Clarke, Hal…

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Little Free Pantry at Arlington Central Library

Check out this great “Little Free Pantry” that was built by Charlie Gaylord from Boy Scout Troop 106 for his Eagle Scout project! This pantry is located at Arlington Cenral Library for anyone to leave food donations or take food as needed. Great job Charlie!

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Trudy Ensign’s 100th Birthday Celebration

Earlier this month, Mrs. Gertrude “Trudy” Carley Brown Ensign celebrated her 100th birthday with the Clarendon United Methodist Church, where she has been a member for 70 years. As part of the celebration, there was a 55 car parade, led by a police car and fire truck, and a collection of donations for people in…

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AFAC 2020 Volunteer Awards

Every June, AFAC normally holds a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic to honor all the volunteers for their contributions to AFAC. Because of the pandemic, this year’s picnic was canceled. AFAC created this video to announce the recipients of our volunteer awards and our volunteer pins for 25, 20, 15, 10, and 5 years of service. Volunteers…

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Volunteer Picnic

We had a fantastic turnout at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic! Thank you to all of AFAC’s volunteers who help us serve our neighbors in need with dignified access to supplemental groceries. This year’s award winners: Volunteers of the Year: Dick Bauder, Charles Dinkens Volunteer Group of the Year: Claridge House Distribution Team Community Partners…

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HUNGER HEROES – SEPTEMBER, 2016

Caroline and Helen Otteni Arlington sisters, Caroline and Helen, have been collecting peanut butter and jelly for AFAC for 5 years.  This summer, the girls searched near and far to collect 678 jars!  Read below to learn about their process and how they got started. AFAC: How did you first hear about AFAC? Caroline:  I…

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Featured Volunteer – Dave Smith

Dave Smith is the Plot Against Hunger garden coordinator at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, which has AFAC’s largest community garden at 5,000 ft2 and an additional apple orchard on its property. Dave and his family have been supporting AFAC for about 7 years. He first heard about AFAC through his church at a “Souper Bowl”…

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HUNGER HEROES – MAY, 2016

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS On Saturday, May 14, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, a nationwide effort to collect food donations door-to-door and to deliver them to local communities in need.  In 2015, letter carriers hauled 70.6 million pounds of food nationwide, marking…

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Hunger Heroes – April, 2016

AGUDAS ACHIM CONGREGATION In the weeks leading up to April 10, the congregation at Agudas Achim Synagogue rallied together for the 2016 International Good Deeds Day in an effort to battle hunger in Arlington.  For the second year in a row, the synagogue orchestrated a large-scale food collection, Emergency Food Kit (EFK) packaging, and educational…

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