Hunger Heroes

Hunger Heroes – March, 2016

JUNIOR ENLISTED SAILORS STATIONED AT THE CENTER FOR SERVICE SUPPORT DETACHMENT ON FORT GEORGE G. MEADE March 8, 2016 The Junior Enlisted Sailors stationed at the Center for Service Support Detachment on Fort George G. Meade held their first ever food drive for AFAC during the entire month of February.  The drive intended to promote giving back…

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Hunger Heroes – February 2016

Archives Permanent Food Drop-Off Locations February 9, 2016 While there are many businesses and community organizations that hold food drives at various points during the year, there are six Arlington locales that have made a pledge of constant support to AFAC: Simplicity Urgent Care by Inova, Kinder Haus Toys, and the Arlington Central, Cherrydale Branch, Shirlington Branch, and Westover…

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Featured Volunteer – Blaise Sevier

Kat Cheshire helps AFAC in many ways! Read more about Kat’s role at AFAC.

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Hunger Heroes – December, 2015

The Arlington County Sheriff’s Department & Circuit Court bring in thousands of pounds of food, year after year, with their annual holiday food drives!
Read more about how the Sheriff’s Dept and Circuit Court battle hunger.

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Hunger Heroes – November, 2015

Arlington Farmers Markets November 4, 2015         Arlington Courthouse Farmers Market by Community Foodworks Ballston & Crystal City Farmers Markets by FreshFarm Markets Columbia Pike Farmers Market by CPRO (Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization) Fairlington & Westover Farmers Market by Field to Table, Inc. AFAC receives food donations from six farmers markets every week throughout the summer, spring, and fall months.  So far…

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Hunger Heroes – October, 2015

      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…

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Featured Volunteer – Carl Peckinpaugh

Carl has been volunteering with AFAC for about 5 years. You can find him at AFAC on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month supervising our weekend produce bagging teams. He leads volunteers as they bag donations we receive from the farmers’ markets and also makes sure enough mixed produce bags are prepared for…

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Featured Volunteer – Kat Cheshire

Kat has been volunteering with AFAC for over 5 years. You can find her at AFAC at the client check-in desk during distributions on the 1st Saturdays and 4th Thursdays of every month. Kat is also heavily involved with AFAC’s Young Professionals, a group consisting of 21-40 year olds dedicated to supporting AFAC’s message through…

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Featured Volunteer – Janet Fedak

Janet has been volunteering with AFAC for over 2 years. You can find her at AFAC on Monday afternoons in our warehouse, bagging produce and dry goods, or restocking the shelves with the Monday afternoon team. She also volunteers at grocery store food drives, special events, and cooking demonstrations during our distributions. Janet is a…

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