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Firefighters to Collect Food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center

Food drive benefiting the Arlington Food Assistance Center starts Saturday.

Arlington County firefighters will collect food for the needy starting Saturday.

“It’s a myth that no one in Arlington goes hungry,” Arlington County Fire Chief James Schwartz said in a news release.

The Arlington County Fire Department along with the Arlington Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association is collecting food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, or AFAC. Every week, on average, AFAC serves 1,600 families in Arlington.

The drive runs through Dec. 21.

The items that are most needed are:

  • Cereal
  • Flour
  • Oil
  • Pasta
  • Tuna

Bring non-perishable donations to any fire station in Arlington or the city of Falls Church, or the Arlington County Government Center, Courthouse Plaza Lobby, 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

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