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AFAC set to mark service of volunteers

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) has announced recipients of its annual volunteer-of-the-year honors, to be presented during a recognition ceremony on June 5. “Here at AFAC, volunteers are essential to our operations in helping us feed our neighbors in...

‘Fill the Cruiser’ event to benefit AFAC

The Arlington County Police Department’s Community-Engagement Division is hosting its third annual Fill the Cruiser Drive in support of the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Officers will be collecting donated items on Friday, May 20 from 4 to 6 p.m....

Survey shows satisfaction with AFAC services

More than nine in 10 of those who benefit from the services of the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) come away satisfied with the experience, according to a new survey conducted by the social-safety-net agency. Surveys were conducted during the...

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ returns after 2-year absence

After a two-year hiatus, the Arlington Food Assistance Center’s (AFAC) “Stamp Out Hunger” food-raising drive is slated to return on May 14. Part of a national effort, the initiative teams up social-safety-net agencies with U.S. Postal Service carriers, who will...

AFAC preps for in-person fund-raising event

The Arlington Food Assistance Center has announced plans for its annual “Shining Light on Hunger” fund-raiser, to be held on Thursday, April 28 at Army Navy Country Club. “Your support for this event will help AFAC ensure that all of...

Ceramic-bowl fundraiser to benefit AFAC

The Arlington Food Assistance Center for a second year is hosting its annual “Empty Bowls” fund-raiser in an online format. Running through Feb. 13, the event is a raffle with ceramic bowls from artisans of the former Lee Arts Center....

Sheriff’s Office completes food drive for AFAC

Members of the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office collected more than 3,700 pounds of food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), with the donations being presented on Dec. 9. “The sheriff’s office is part of the community, and I believe...

AFAC encourages holiday fund-raisers, food drives

The Arlington Food Assistance Center is seeking community support to provide food and funds for the holiday season. Supporters are asked to create a “Hope Against Hunger” fund-raising drive in support of the social-safety-net organization. “AFAC purchases about 60 percent of...

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...
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