Our Mission: We are a community-based non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to our Arlington neighbors in need.

Our Mission: We are a community-based non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to our Arlington neighbors in need.

Our Vision: We are the community leader in providing and promoting dignified access to nutritious food for all Arlingtonians in need.

Now over 20 years after its founding, the Arlington Food Assistance Center remains dedicated to its simple but critical mission of obtaining and distributing groceries, directly and free of charge, to people living in Arlington who cannot afford to purchase enough food to meet their basic needs.
  • Scouting for Food 2018 - Duration: 78 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    #ScoutingForFood was a success! Thank you to National Capital Area Council, BSA Chain Bridge District scouts for collecting food; to the volunteer groups from Bloomberg BNA, Booz Allen Hamilton, Em...
  • About the Arlington Food Assistance Center - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    Learn how the Arlington Food Assistance Center supports families in need with supplemental groceries to the community in Arlington, VA.

    *AFAC still photography credited to Karen Kasmauski.
  • Virtual tour of AFAC 1st floor before renovations - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Starting on Monday, September 11, 2017, AFAC will move their operations next door. Food distribution will be at 2704 S. Nelson St. and donations can be dropped off at 2706 S. Nelson St.

    In the mea...
  • Shining a Light on Hunger - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
  • AFAC Opening 1993 N Washington St - Duration: 103 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    From our VHS archives, this is our grand opening of AFAC's building on 10th and Washington in Arlington back in 1993. We are now located at 2708 S. Nelson St.
  • AFAC Arlington Alive Taping - 1993 - Duration: 29 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    Pulled from our VHS archives, this is a taping of "Arlington Alive" featuring the Arlington Food Assistance Center from 1993 with board members William "Bill" Knull, Renee Bilodeau, and Marc Freedman.
  • Welcome to AFAC - New Volunteers - Duration: 80 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    This video helps answer questions to new volunteers when they arrive at AFAC for the first time to help out.
  • Help AFAC Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 9, 2015! Just leave non-perishable foods by your mailbox by 9am and your letter carrier will collect the food for AFAC.

    Stamp Out Hunger - Duration: 54 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    May 9th, 2015 is Stamp Out Hunger day. This is a reminder from AFAC to participate.
  • Check out this video about "Scouting for Food" an annual food drive - and the biggest held for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

    FoodDriveVideo copy - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
  • Charles Meng, AFAC's Executive Director - interviewed by 94.7 Fresh FM - Duration: 47 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    Charles Meng interviewed by Sarah Jacobs of 94.7 Fresh FM.

    Originally aired June 9, 2013 on "Fresh Perspectives" (94.7 Fresh FM) and streamed live on CBSDC.com.
  • How to Bag Rice at AFAC - Duration: 58 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
  • Chefs vs. Chiefs - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    The Arlington Food assistance Center (AFAC) held a cooking challenge that saw three of Arlington's top restaurant chefs go toe to toe with three of the county's firehouse cooks in a three course th...
  • Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) - Duration: 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    A short video describing the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), a not-for-profit organization that provides food assistance to qualified residences of Arlington, Va.
  • AFAC Holiday Video 2011 - Duration: 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    Volunteer Dell Lunceford created this Holiday Video to give you an idea of AFAC's food distribution at this very busy time of year.
  • Thursday Volunteers - Duration: 85 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    Photo slideshow created by a Thursday morning AFAC volunteer
  • More Americans Getting Donated Food - Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    The number of Americans going to food assistance centers, known as food pantries, is increasing dramatically. And it's not just the poor who are using the services. As Deborah Block reports, more ...
  • AFAC anniversary video - Duration: 9 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 10 years ago
    A look at how families and individuals are given extra food to make groceries last a little longer.
  • 12-9-2011 AFAC Slideshow.m4v - Duration: 4 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    Created by "ear of the eye" Productions
    Slideshow of AFAC of events, volunteers, clients, and more.
    Please view to get a "look" into what AFAC does, who AFAC serves, and the many volunteers who m...
  • Arlington, Va food bank faces record demand - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    The Arlington Food Assistance Center gives free groceries to people living in Arlington, Virginia who can't afford to buy enough food. Produced by Monica Arpino. See more of Monica's work at www....
  • Nordstrom Department Store Volunteers.MOV - Duration: 19 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    Volunteers from Nordstrom Department Store bagging bulk bags of oatmeal into individual bags...made up their own "cheer" for oatmeal bagging. We appreciate their energy and enthusiasm.
    September ...
  • A Day of Service.mp4 - Duration: 109 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints participate in Virginia's Day of Service and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the church's welfare program by sorting fruits and vegeta...
  • Volunteering at AFAC.mov - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    This video shows just two sides of AFAC's volunteer efforts: Volunteers help with food distribution 6 days a week and gleaning on the weekends (picking fresh produce at local farms). Volunteers als...
  • Intro to AFAC_2011.mp4 - Duration: 61 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    This video serves as a small introduction to the work of Arlington Food Assistance Center.

    Thanks to the Arlington Independent Media for creating this video for AFAC, and Volunteer Stephen Taylor...
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