The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is pleased to participate in the 27th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, a nationwide food drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) with the goal to collect more than 80 million pounds of food door-to-door and to bring awareness to the issue of hunger.
Arlington residents are asked to leave non-perishable food donations in a bag next to their mailboxes by 9 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, May 11. Local letter carriers will collect the food on their normal routes, donations will be delivered to AFAC and distributed to our neighbors in need.
This year, AFAC hopes to collect 30,000 pounds of healthy non-perishable foods from Arlington residents.
If you miss your letter carrier or live in an apartment building, please bring your donation to the following Arlington Post Offices no later than Friday, May 17: North Station (2200 N. George Mason Dr.), South Station (1210 S. Glebe Rd), Main Station (3118 Washington Blvd), Preston King Station in Westover (5877 Washington Blvd) or Shirlington Post Office (2850 S. Quincy St).
Over 2,300 families are coming to AFAC each week at nineteen 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 “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive engages the entire Arlington community and keeps AFAC’s shelves stocked for months.