Host a Food Drive to Help Feed 2,300+ Families/Week in Arlington, VA


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2708 S. Nelson StreetArlington, VA 22206


We need your help to feed all of the families in our care! AFAC currently distributes over 80,000 pounds of food to over 2,200 families each week and our service numbers continue to grow. Food drives are a great way to help AFAC. 40 % of the food AFAC distributes is donated to us. The food we’ll get from your food drive helps keep our costs down and provides us with the kinds of food we need. Food donations are tax deductible; donated food is valued at $1.70 per pound. Your food donations will be weighed and you will receive a receipt at the time of drop-off. Food donations of 100 pounds of food or more will also receive a tax receipt by mail. Here is what AFAC needs help collecting:

  • cooking oil in plastic bottles
  • small bags of all purpose flour
  • canned proteins (tuna, chicken, salmon)
  • low sugar cereals
  • low sodium canned soups
  • low sodium canned beans

If you register your food drive, we can drop off food drive boxes and can arrange for your food to be picked up by us! No time to collect canned goods? We also offer a Virtual Food Drive!

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  • Organization
  • Fundraising
  • Nutrition
  • Community Outreach

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Kids Teens People 55+ Group

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