The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is pleased to partner with the Chain Bridge District of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts for the 24th Annual “Scouting for Food” food drive with the goal to collect food donations and to bring awareness to the issue of hunger. Scouting for Food has collected more than one million pounds of food for AFAC since 1995.
Arlington residents who receive a notice on November 3rd from their local Boy Scout Troop are asked to leave non-perishable food donations in a bag by their front door by 8 AM on the morning of Saturday, November 10th. Local scouts will collect the food accompanied by their parents. Donations collected in Arlington will be delivered to AFAC and distributed to our neighbors in need.
Preferred food donations include low-sodium canned goods, low-sugar cereal, cooking oil, and peanut butter. Please refrain from donating expired foods, opened packages, glass containers, or household items.
If you miss the scouts or did not receive a notice, donations will be accepted at the following Arlington Public Library Branches: Central Library, Cherrydale, Glencarlyn, Shirlington, and Westover.
Over 2,300 families are coming to AFAC each week at eighteen distribution sites throughout Arlington County to access fresh and healthy supplemental groceries, freeing up tightly stretched funds for child and health care, rent, and other financial demands. The “Scouting for Food” food drive engages the entire Arlington community and keeps AFAC’s shelves stocked for months. For more information, visit www.afac.org/scouting-for-food.