Help: Collecting Food on August 11 and Every Day in Arlington

Help: Collecting Food on August 11 and Every Day in Arlington

The Arlington County Police Department’s Community Resources Section is conducting a food drive in support of the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). AFAC provides 2,400 Arlington households with dignified access to nutritious, supplemental groceries, free of charge. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, AFAC has continued to support a growing number of Arlington households, increasing their need for food donations from the public. All donations will help fill the shelves at AFAC and ensure they are able to continue to meet the needs of their clients.

The Community Resources Section will be collecting donations at drive-thru donation stations on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at three locations:

• Westover Baptist Church – 1125 Patrick Henry Drive

• Police Headquarters – 1425 N. Courthouse Road

• Giant Food – 2901 S. Glebe Road

Upon arrival, donors should stay in their car until they reach the unloading areas, where officers will be on hand to remove donations from their vehicle. A separate area will be available for those arriving by bike or foot. All donors are expected to observe proper social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering while dropping off donations.

AFAC accepts most unopened, unexpired, and unprepared foods, including perishable items. AFAC is most in need of the following low sodium, low fat and low sugar items:

• Low sodium tomato products (diced, paste, and sauce)

• Low sodium canned tuna

• Low sodium canned beans

• Low sodium canned soup

• Canned vegetables

• Peanut butter (in plastic jars)

• Low sugar cereal

Those wishing to donate food, but unable to attend the Fill the Cruiser events should visit AFAC’s website to find a donation location:

Ongoing Food Drives Drop Off Locations

• AFAC’s Warehouse (2708 S. Nelson St) Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• 4629 26th St N (near Marymount University). Family collecting 10,000 cans for AFAC

• Arlington Church of the Brethren (300 N Montague St).

• Fairlington Villages Management Office (3001 S. Abingdon St.) Monday-Friday 8:30 am – noon, 1 – 5:30 p.m.

• Walker Chapel United Methodist Church (4102 N Glebe Rd). Saturdays and Sundays, 1-3 p.m.

• Kinder Haus Toys (1220 N Fillmore St) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. everyday.

• St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Ln).

• Our Savior Lutheran Church (825 S Taylor St).

• The Church of Jesus Christ – Latter Day Saints (745 23rd St S).

• Village Sweet Bakery (5872 Washington Blvd). Tuesdays – Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 noon.