Saturday, November 4, is Scouting for Food, a nationwide annual food drive organized by the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1995, local Arlington scouts from the Chain Bridge District of the National Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America have collected more than 1 million pounds of food for AFAC!

On Saturday, October 28, scouts will drop off door hangers to neighborhood homes in Arlington. If you receive a bag, please consider donating non-perishable food items and leave your bagged donations by your door by 8:00 am on Saturday, November 4.

All donated food in Arlington will go to AFAC, whose mission is to provide supplemental groceries to all Arlington families in need. AFAC currently serves 3,300 families each week. If you do not receive a door hanger or you miss your local scouts and still would like to participate, we welcome you to bring your non-perishable food donations to the following locations:

  • AFAC Warehouse (2708. S. Nelson St)
  • Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford St)
  • Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie St)
  • Arlington Public Library Branches: Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St), Cherrydale (2190 Military Rd), Shirlington (4200 Campbell Ave), or Westover (1644 N. McKinley Rd)