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Arlington Food Assistance Center

AFAC recipient of summer-reading funding

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) on Sept. 15 was presented with a $4,525 contribution that represents the efforts of Friends of the Arlington Public Library, the county library system and the county government’s Department of Technology Services. The donation...

AFAC resumes volunteer-recruitment efforts

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) has resumed volunteer recruitment after pausing efforts over the summer. “September is often the hardest month for AFAC to secure volunteers as the community adjusts to new schedules,” officials said. “We have added in...

AFAC details staff promotions

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) has announced several staff promotions, part of a growth plan coming off a year when the demand for food reached record highs in the community. “The success of our services to our community was...

Soccer team lauded for support of AFAC

The Arlington Soccer Association’s 2007 Girls Academy soccer team outdid itself, upping by $2,000 the amount it raised this year in support of the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Team members in 2020 had raised $9,000 to support the community...

Upcoming golf tournament to benefit AFAC

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) has announced plans for its seventh annual golf tournament, to be held Monday, Sept. 20 at Army Navy Country Club. The event is sponsored by Williams & Connolly. For information and registration, see the...

Arlington Food Assistance Center honors volunteers of year

After a year in which its volunteer-appreciation honors had to be canceled due to the pandemic, the Arlington Food Assistance Center recently presented awards to those whose support has been crucial to the organization. Doris Bennett was honored as a...

Kiwanis, AFAC partnership has been berry, berry good

Those who rely on the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to supplement their groceries each month will have a tasty, nutritious bonus on the horizon. Supporters of the Kiwanis Club of Arlington purchased and then donated more than 200 10-pound...

Editor’s Notebook: Some good news to end the week

Wednesday’s ambling and ramblings took me to, among other places, the Arlington Food Assistance Center, where I had the chance to talk to Charlie Meng, the longtime chief of the community’s food pantry. Good news: Charlie told me that AFAC’s...

Police aim to ‘Fill the Cruiser’ for food pantry

The Arlington County Police Department will host its second annual “Fill the Cruiser” food drive for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) on Tuesday, May 18. From 6 to 8 p.m., police will be collecting food from the public at...

AFAC expansion project rolling along

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is anticipating a September completion date for the renovation of a warehouse space on South Nelson Street, adjacent to the existing AFAC warehouse. “This is a major step forward,” the organization said in an...
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