Saturday, April 13, 2013
Store now has six self-checkout lanes.
Giant Food celebrated renovations to its Virginia Square grocery store on Friday with a ribbon-cutting and a gift to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. The store, at 3450 Washington Blvd., now has a larger produce section, new soup-and-salad bar and six new self-checkout lanes. To celebrate the grand reopening, Giant Food Store Manager Jeff Lewis gave a $2,500 check to the Arlington Food Assistance Center, or AFAC. AFAC Executive Director Charles Meng was on hand to accept the gift. Want to get articles on Arlington County delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for the Arlington Patch or Clarendon Patch newsletter.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Saturday afternoon event is sponsored by the Arlington chapter of Green Drinks.
Like art, beer and the environment? This weekend's Arts + Pints Bazaar on Columbia Pike brings together all of that and will help out the Arlington Food Assistance Center, or AFAC, to boot. “It’s just fun. It’s a little bit different, and this year we are hoping it's all that more special because we are hosting it in a different area in South Arlington,” said Genevieve Concannon, one of the organizers. Twelve local artists will be on hand selling goods for the Saturday event, sponsored by the Arlington chapter of Green Drinks and Sweet Root Village. Green Drinks is an international network of eco-conscious social clubs. Sweet Root Village is an Alexandria-based business that provides eco-friendly wedding services. The event is from 2 to 5 …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Residents are encouraged to leave one bag of non-perishable food at their mailboxes by 9 a.m. Saturday for their carriers to pick up and take to the local food pantry.
Letter carriers all over the United States will be looking to pick up more than just mail this weekend. Saturday is the official day of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, an initiative of the U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Residents can do their part by leaving at least one bag of non-perishable food at their mailboxes or wherever their mail is normally left by 9 a.m. Saturday. The carrier will pick up the food and take it to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Donations also can be taken to any Arlington post office. Stamp Out Hunger is the Arlington pantry's second-largest food drive of the year, according to a news release. More than 50 volunteers will help this weekend. Last year, Arlington …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Arlington Public Schools asks for tax increase to cover new pension law.
The final days of Arlington County budget negotiations will largely deal with a major last-minute funding request from the public school system and fine-tune the amount of money put toward affordable housing and capital maintenance. Tuesday, county and school officials grappled with a new law — the finer points of which are still being debated in Richmond — that requires local government employees, including teachers, to pay 5 percent of their salary into the Virginia Retirement System. Arlington Public Schools requested about $1.9 million to cover salary increases that will allow its employees to pay for the mandate and still receive a 2-percent cost of living adjustment. County Board members grumbled over the predicament they’d been put …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
AFAC has been helping the hungry in Arlington for more than 20 years.
Every day this week, Patch is profiling a local nonprofit agency. If there's a nonprofit that you think your neighbors need to know about, email Doug Tallman or Lauren Sausser. Mission: "We are a community-based nonprofit that provides supplemental groceries to our Arlington neighbors in need. Contact Information: Phone: (703) 845-8486; Fax: (703) 845-8491; Address: 2708 South Nelson St., Arlington; Website: www.afac.org Financials: The 2011 fiscal year operating budget is approximately $5.1 million. More information about the organization's finances can be found in its audit report, available online. History: According to this nonprofit's website, "Now over 20 years after its founding, the Arlington Food Assistance Center remains …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Help the Arlington Food Assistance Center feed our neighbors by volunteering your time.
This just in from Mona Bormet, the Associate Volunteer Coordinator at the Arlington Food Assistance Center: Volunteers are needed on Wednesday nights with chicken bagging (more info below) and we are in need of the following food donations: 2 lb bags of sugar, 2 lb bags of dried beans, and boxes of cereal. Chicken Baggers needed: AFAC provides chicken as one of its protein offerings to clients. Bulk chicken is bought at wholesale prices and re-bagged by volunteers. We need more help on Chicken Bagging nights, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8pm. Wear your old duds and we provide aprons and gloves. Groups larger than 3 should register with the volunteer office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Children ages 10 and older …