Here are the latest AFAC client statistics.
Week ending:Families*AdultsChildren% increase
June 5 1003 1749 1147
1 year ago 1089 1998 1240 7.9%
2 years ago 805 1347 750 25%
*A “family” can have one or more members.
Extra parking when you’re at AFAC!
Please note that there is parking available on the S. Four Mile Run Access Rd., which is to the North of the 4-lane Four Mile Run Access Road. You can enter at Shirlington Road. There is a set of stairs from the Access Road to Four Mile Run Access Road and over to Nelson Street.
Latest Garden for AFAC at Arlington Central Library is growing!
Come visit when you’re checking out books or see photos on the library’s blog:
The Westin Arlington Gateway
As you think about your holiday plans, please keep in mind a new partnership we have with the Westin Arlington Gateway. Reserve a date for your December 2010 holiday gathering, and the hotel will donate 3% of your celebration’s food and beverage total (before service charge and sales tax) to AFAC! Reservations must be booked by June 30, 2010. For more information about holiday packages, please contact them at 703.537.4242 or visit http://www.westinarlingtongateway.com.
The Permanent Home Campaign Committee extends its most sincere thanks to all who attended the benefit reception fundraiser on Tuesday. What a great night it was for AFAC! Next week we’ll let you know how much you helped to raise for the Campaign, post photos from the event and more! In the meantime, if you have questions about the Permanent Home Campaign and how we’re doing, please contact Beth Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the Old Dominion Neighborhood Day and Yard Sale for their donations last weekend and to Swanson Middle School: we received a whopping 1,421 pounds from their year-end cereal and peanut butter drive.
Acting Executive Director
Handyman? One of our bathrooms needs a makeover. If you have experience laying sheet vinyl and painting, we can use your help with this project. Email Puwen.
Seeking volunteers for a weekly grocery distribution.
In July, AFAC will begin distributing groceries at a retirement community in south Arlington. We need one more volunteer to help Monday mornings from 10:30am-12:30pm. 6-month commitment. Email Puwen Lee if you are interested.
Summer Teen Program Orientations: June 14th and June 17th, 4:30pm
From 9:30am – 12:30pm each weekday during the summer, teens age 14 and older volunteer in AFAC’s warehouse and office. Teens may sign up to volunteer one or two mornings per week. We are very flexible so you can fit your volunteering in around camps and vacations. Read more about the program and orientation dates by clicking here. For more information on registering for the program or attending orientation, email Laura Jackson at email@example.com.
Summer Time and the Living is Easy, but AFAC still needs food donations.
Does your family belong to a swim club or a sports team? Consider holding a food drive, bake sale, lemonade stand, or ice cream event for AFAC. The AFAC website has some ideas for how your club or neighborhood, or a group of kids, can have fun while making a difference in the lives of others.
Summer Vegetables are coming in — join AFAC’s Plot Against Hunger Project:
Join a gleaning group and pick crops at local farms and orchards. Contact Susan Calligari, AFAC’s Gleaning Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Produce handlers are needed Saturday (12:30-2:30pm) and Sunday afternoons (1:30-3:30pm) throughout the summer. Contact Puwen for information.
Seeking driver to pick up donations Tuesday evenings at the Crystal City farmers market, 6:15-7:45pm. Contact Puwen if you are interested.
Grow some vegetables or donate your surplus harvests to us. Drop offs at AFAC, Courthouse Farmers Market and Rock Spring Church. Visit this website for information about drop-off times.
Acting Executive Director
This is a busy time of year at AFAC, with two special events this Sunday. Yorktown high school students have organized a 5k race so if you are a runner or walker, we hope you can attend. Later on Sunday, we are honoring the many people who volunteer at AFAC.
5k Race for AFAC, June 13th, 9am
The 5k run/walk begins at the Lower Bluemont Junction Trail, 329 N. Manchester Street in Arlington. Registration begins at 8am; the race starts at 9am. Non-perishable food donations will be collected at the race. To register, click here. The registration fee is $10 students and $20 adults.
Volunteers are needed at 7:30am to help with registration and t-shirt distribution, hand out water on the trail, and cheer on runners. We are also looking for a volunteer to lead a group warm-up before the race. The volunteers should be done by 10:30/11am. Please contact email@example.com if you can help out!
AFAC Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, June 13th, 5-7pm
Volunteers: you are invited with your families, spouses and partners, to the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic here at AFAC this Sunday evening. We’ll have music, food, and a raffle. Come meet the many other volunteers who contribute to AFAC’s work.
Acting Executive Director
Please join us for AFAC’s
Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
this coming Sunday.
We hope you can come!
Sunday, June 13th, 5-7 pm
AFAC, rain or shine
2708 S. Nelson Street
Families, spouses & partners
are invited too.
We’ll have food, music, and raffle prizes
Please email us by Wednesday morning, June 9th at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you are coming. We need to start firing up our grills.