Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) provides basic food support to 2,007 needy families and 8,028 individuals in Arlington County.  These numbers represent a 40 percent jump since July 2013 and a 37 percent increase in the last calendar year.   Executive Director Charles Meng projects the nonprofit will exceed its $700,000 food purchase budget this year by $150,000.

AFAC gets support from Rock Spring in a wide variety of ways.  In 2013 food donations totaled 4,098 pounds, including 500 pounds of fresh produce from our Plot Against Hunger garden, plus the donations collected weekly in the red food baskets. In 2014 AFAC was selected as one of Rock Spring's six community partners.

Our volunteer contributions in the warehouse, the office, and with clients are highly valued by AFAC.  The hours given by volunteers at AFAC are equal to tens of thousands of dollars. Our food basket and Plot against Hunger garden are also main staples for AFAC.




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Upcoming Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) Events

December 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
January 19, 2018 - 6:30pm
February 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
April 20, 2018 - 6:30pm
June 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

Latest Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) News

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Posted: Jun 17 2016 - 12:12pm

In October, Rock Springers donated a total of 108 pounds of food (canned and grown) to AFAC. Our year to date total is 2199.5 pounds. Thanks to all who donate and to our Plot Against Hunger gardeners.

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Are you interested in being part of a sacred circle that doesn’t meet in Arlington?

On the longest night of the year, we will worship together in anticipation of receiving more light and letting the shadows grow smaller. The service will include special music, reflections, and time for personal prayer. If you would like to be involved in the service, contact Laura Martin.