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.

 

 

Contact: 

Hunter Moore

Upcoming Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) Events

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

Latest Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) News

Arlington Food Assistance Center Delivery
Posted: Aug 17 2017 - 10:22am

In July, Rock Springers donated a total of 311 pounds of non-perishable  food and 99 pounds of fresh cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, and peppers to AFAC. Our year to date total is 1097 pounds. Thanks to all who donate and to our Plot Against Hunger gardeners.

 

 

Arlington Food Assistance Center Delivery
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.

Latest News

Everyone will have noticed by now a slow-down in the project. This is due to our main contractor, NKB, walking off the job on August 1 and informing us by letter that they could not complete the work.

On September 10 at 10:00 a.m., we will welcome guest preacher Rev. Sid Lovett for a service focused on peace and specifically the important work of the US Institute for Peace. Following worship, join together for a congregational lunch to catch up with the Rock Spring family after the summer.

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.