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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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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by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.