September is Hunger Action Month and the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) has a number of community events to help end hunger in our Arlington community.
Did you know that even though Arlington has one of the highest median household incomes in the country, AFAC serves more than 2,300 families having limited or uncertain access to food, reduced food intake, and disrupted eating patterns every week?
That’s why AFAC is one of the local community charities that are part of my annual giving plan and that I focus on.
Here are 3 local AFAC events where you can help end hunger in Arlington during Hunger Action Month:
Stuff The ART Bus Food Drive
You can help stuff an Arlington Regional Transit (ART) bus full of non-perishable food items on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at two locations:
- Giant at Lyon Village Shopping Center – 3115 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA
- Giant at Virginia Square – 3450 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA
Drive Away Hunger Canned Food Drive
Help AFAC eliminate hunger in Arlington by filling the AFAC van with low-sodium canned foods at BJ’s Wholesale Club, 6607 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA, on Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Shredding 4 Hunger
Need documents shredded? Have your personal documents shredded for free with a donation of either food or money at Arlington Church of the Brethren, 300 N. Montague St., Arlington, VA, on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. My colleague, Ann Wilson of Keller Williams Realty, is sponsoring this event.
For more information, visit AFAC’s Hunger Action Month webpage.
*Photo courtesy of AFAC