Arlington Food Assistance Center,
Arlington’s food pantry.
At AFAC, we provide supplemental groceries
to Arlingtonians who cannot afford to purchase all the food they
You might not think that hunger is
a problem in Arlington, but the high cost of living here means that
many families simply cannot make ends meet. AFAC helps solve this
problem by distributing groceries – milk, eggs, bread, canned
goods, produce and other foods – to Arlington families and
individuals in need.
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 get the
nutrition they need.
We have grown from being
a small food provider with no permanent location to a major food
pantry. We now distribute groceries to over 800 families each week.
In our Fiscal Year 2007 (7/1/2006–
6/30/2007) we served 31,672 families and distributed 897,055 pounds
of food. Volunteers donated 14,750 hours of time.
We invite you to join
us in helping our neighbors in need. Contributions of money, food
and volunteer time are always needed. Please read on to find out
how you can help.
AFAC Executive Director