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VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY: Arlington Food Assistance Center

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  • Arlington Food Assistance Center

    S. Nelson St, Arlington , VA (map)

    38.850336 -77.090612

  • How to find us: check the pictures during the event
  • As the holiday season draws near, we thought we'd take some time to help make sure that everyone gets to celebrate by performing some charity work at the Arlington Food Assistance Center.  Their food distribution center is always in need of food sorting and stocking and we thought it to be a simple way for us to show up and help out.  We're booking 10 slots and ask that you please only RSVP if you can definitely be there.  And of course, we'll definitely head out to get food/drinks afterwards for whoever wants to.  We'll hope you'll mark your calendars and join us!

    About the Arlington Food Assistance Center:

    We are the community leader in providing and promoting dignified access to nutritious food for all Arlingtonians in need.

    Now, over 25 years after its founding, the Arlington Food Assistance Center remains dedicated to its simple but critical mission of obtaining and distributing groceries, directly and free of charge, to people living in Arlington who cannot afford to purchase enough food to meet their basic needs.

    While hunger might not seem to be an issue in a wealthy county like Arlington, the high cost of living here combined with the current economic situation mean that many families struggle to make ends meet. Supplemental groceries from AFAC mean that families can remain in their homes, workers can stay on the job, children are ready to learn, and mothers and babies have the nutrition they need. We help relieve the food budgets of our clients, thereby allowing them to make other necessary purchases without sacrificing their health and nutrition needs.

    What We Serve: 

    AFAC operates under the Choice Model. This means that we try to provide clients with as much choice as possible when receiving food from AFAC. The Choice Model has been proven to reduce waste as families are more likely to eat the foods that they choose to take home and know how to prepare. Families are able to make choices between chicken, fish, and hotdogs, and from a selection of breads and canned goods. Families can choose their favorite fresh fruits and vegetables with even more variety during the the growing season as AFAC's shelves are replenished by Farmers Markets and local gardens. We are seriously committed to distributing as much nutritious food as possible. We buy meats, milk, eggs and other fresh items so that families, especially mothers and babies, can get the nutrition they need every week.

    Event Location:

    2708 S Nelson St, Arlington, VA 22206


    And just a reminder when and if you RSVP:

    If you can no longer make it to the event, please unrsvp from the event! If you find that it's within 24 hours of the event and you have to unRSVP please send the event organizer a message letting them know you can no longer make it.


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