As you can imagine, AFAC was closed parts of last week. We were open some days and served the families who were able to get to us. Thanks to the wonderful volunteers who came out in the bad weather and helped in the warehouse. We sincerely appreciate your support of AFAC.
Free H1N1 Vaccine Clinic
On Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 10:00am-1:00pm, free H1N1 shots will be available here at AFAC. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. This free clinic is sponsored by Arlington County Department of Health and Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. For general information about H1N1, please visit http://www.h1n1get1.com/ All are welcome!
Yes, March and April are Feinstein months again this year. There are three ways you can help AFAC quailfy for funds from the challenge opportunity. First, just make a financial donation. Be sure to mark your gift ‘Feinstein’. Secondly, hold a food drive for AFAC. Every pound of food collected for Feinstein Food Drives will count as $1 for the challenge. And lastly, support the Feinstein Virtual Food Drive. This is an easy way to give – indoor work and no heavy lifiting! – and every dollar you donate this way also qualifies for the challenge. Just look for the chicken on our website!
Shred for Bread (Again!)
This year’s Shred for Bread event will be April 10, 2010. This event will allow you to bring your paper that needs to be shredded to Little Falls Presbyterian Church and be shredded by our friends at ProShred in exchange for a donation to AFAC. More details soon.
I know it might be somewhat difficult to imagine, but much of the food donated to AFAC over the holidays has been distributed already. Our increasing client load has meant that we move through our food supplies faster. Please consider doing a food drive for AFAC soon. We need and appreciate your help.
Can you grow some vegetable seedlings for AFAC?
Thanks to the volunteers who helped sort seed donations for us this past month. Now we’re seeking volunteer gardeners to grow vegetable seedlings for us to distribute. Seedlings will be distributed in late April/early May to our clients and gardeners who pledge to “plant a row” of vegetables for AFAC. Tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings are especially welcome (but if you will be dividing herbs or a strawberry bed & can bring repotted plants, those would help too).
For information on AFAC’s produce “Plot Against Hunger” program, visit AFAC’s Plot against Hunger website at: http://sites.google.com/site/afacplotagainsthunger/Home or contact Puwen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free seeds will be available beginning in March to gardeners pledging to grow vegetables for AFAC.
Family Bagging Night Change
Because of the overwhelming response to Family Bagging Nights, we will need to limit the number of families who can come help on those evenings. If your family would like to volunteer, we ask that you email the volunteer department at email@example.com to reserve a space. We will be able to accommodate six (6) families for those evenings. We have enough volunteers for March. Please check back with us in March for late Spring opportunities. There are other ways that families can help AFAC. Please check out our web site at http://www.afac.org to find out how.
Due to the snow, we thank all the volunteers who stepped in to serve extra shifts with all the changes to the AFAC distribution schedule. We truly appreciate your flexibility and dedication to AFAC.
AFAC Executive Director