AFAC Requests Produce Donations

by ARLnow.com June 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm 2,880 14 Comments

The Arlington Food Assistance Center is asking local gardeners and farmers to donate extra produce to bolster AFAC’s food pantry.

“Each week, over 1,300 client families visit AFAC to pick up supplemental groceries,” the organization said in a statement. “Fresh fruits and vegetables are in high demand among AFAC clients, especially as fuel prices drive up food prices.”

Produce donations can be made at the following locations:

  • AFAC (2708 S. Nelson Street) — Monday though Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Master Gardeners Help Desk at the Courthouse Farmers Market (N. Courthouse Road & 14th Street N.) — Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Rock Spring United Church of Christ (5010 Little Falls Road) — Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon

For more information on donating, and to learn about other ways to help, contact Puwen.Lee[at]afac.org or call 703-845-8486. The produce donation drive is part of AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger program.

  • Winthrop

    If you build it, they will invade: Views at Clarendon.

    If you win it, they will ride: A-SPAN van.

    If you feed them, they will stay: AFAC produce collection.

    For once on a Saturday morning, I’d like to be able to drive from the Village to WGCC or to Army-Navy without stepping over some beggar or nearly hitting some homeless person crossing just as I turn right on red. Shame on Favola and Hynes for turning their backs on their neighbors, just as we could have finally cleansed this county.

    • Henry

      You do know that he’s in the right to cross as you turn on red…yield to pedestrians in crosswalk yadda yadda yadda

      • Winthrop

        But if Views did not shelter him, A-SPAN did not transport him and AFAC did not feed him, then he would not exist on any corner in Arlington, and therefore would not hinder my travels.

        • MC 703

          Why not just jump over him? You’re obviously more important than most people.

        • nauckneighbor

          What reality are you living in? They’d still exist they’d just be in worse shape. Has the smugness of Lyon Village (whose joke of an argument against the Views shows their stupidity and ignorance) finally gotten to your head. It is just heartbreaking that these individuals and families sufferering on the street are slowing down your commute to the Country Club.

          • MC 703

            I think it’s just bad schtick. Anytime you see “South Arlington” or “Lyon Village” on a comment it’s the neighborhood equivalent to flip flops and froyo.

    • charlie

      yeah, i hate it when people get in the way of me turning right on red.

      BUT, if all these great organizations didn’t do their part to help people, said people would LIVE in the WOODS at ANCC, hunt at WGCC for fox and rabbit, and do their Christmas shopping in the trunk of your car in your “Village” (whichever it is) parking garage.

  • MC 703

    Gosh you’re so upper crusty. I just want to sop up jus with you. Mmmmm

  • John

    Actually, Winthrop, AFAC, ASPAN, APAH, AHC, and The Arlington Free Clinic are all taking care of YOUR neighbors. To their credit, our County Board supports this. You’re just to much of an racist to realize it. I love you use of word “cleansed” which has been used historically anyway to characterize your supremacist ideology.

  • Rebecca

    I volunteered here once and we had a bunch of kale. Many people didn’t know what the hell kale was and no one knew the word in Spanish, either. So the “destitute” threw it in the trash.

    • Well..

      would you want to eat mystery food?

      Though I’m probably biased since it is kale.. sure, it can offer great nutritients, but yucchh

  • SoCo Resident

    Wonderful opportunity for those vegetable garderners to donate some produce for those who need it in our community. Not surpsiring at Whinthrop’s etc. comments. The universal feeling of ARNOW readers seems to be anti homeless, struggling immigrant student, starving people, Goodwill stores, sobriety, etc, etc.

    • MC 703

      Now I know what to do with all of my tomatoes in the fall.

  • wow

    was that a joke? or, do I really have that many horrible neighbors?


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