FLARE, an electric shuttle service, has partnered with the Ballston Business Improvement District to collect and deliver food donations for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) every Friday beginning on April 24, 2020. FLARE is encouraging residents in Arlington to drop off food donations at several locations throughout Ballston starting today.
“We are excited to partner with the Ballston BID to expand our food collection efforts to benefit AFAC. There is an overwhelming need right now for people in our community to receive food donations, and we strongly encourage those who can donate food to find one of our donation boxes in Ballston. We’ll take donations the rest of the way to AFAC,” said FLARE CEO Andres Delgado.
“This partnership could not have come at a better time,” said Catherine Roper, Chief Marketing Officer, Ballston BID. “We are thrilled to work alongside FLARE in providing much-needed resources to AFAC. We have several programs in the works to help our community and it is inspiring to see how so many Ballstonians have stepped up to help those in need as well as the doctors, nurses, firefighters and police officers on the front lines of this crisis.”
Food collection boxes can be found at the following Arlington locations: South Block (4150 Wilson Blvd., #172); The Rixey (1008 N. Glebe Rd.); Holiday Inn Arlington (4610 Fairfax Dr.); Altavista Condominium (900 N. Stafford St.) and at the Ballston-MU Metro Station (4230 Fairfax Dr.).
AFAC requests food donations of canned goods, preferably.
FLARE, in partnership with the Crystal City Civic Association and Crystal City Business Improvement District, is also currently collecting and transporting food donations for the Arlington Food Assistance Center in 10 apartment buildings in Crystal City.
FLARE recently worked with the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization to deliver lunch for Virginia Hospital Center staff.
In March, FLARE partnered with the Aurora Heights Civic Association, and delivered over 800 lbs. of food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.