Address:2708 S Nelson StArlington, VA 22206Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away)
Services: AFAC is an independent, community-based non-profit food pantry that provides dignified access to nutritious supplemental groceries to all their Arlington neighbors in need. In doing so, AFAC makes it possible for vulnerable families in their community to devote their limited resources to financial obligations such as housing, utilities, and other basic needs. AFAC currently distributes over 1 million pounds of groceriest to needy Arlington families. Nearly 40% of their clients are children, and 10% are senior citizens. In addition, they distribute a box of standard items through the Department of Human Services to help those in immediate need of food.Program:General DistributionBudget: NaNCategory: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Program Description: General Distribution is an essential part of AFAC’s services.
At any one time they have over 2,200 active referrals. They help the families who
rely on us in a manner that respects their human dignity without making
judgments about how they have come to need their assistance. Any family or individual needing food
assistance may visit AFAC for the first time without a referral. They are given
food as well as information on how to continue receiving services by obtaining
a referral from a preferred peer agency.
Most referrals last a period of 12 weeks before requiring renewal.
Exceptions are made for their elderly individuals who maintain their referrals
for one year before renewal. AFAC’s distribution center is open to families and
individuals every Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.,
Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 9:00
a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Each family is given approximately 40 pounds of groceries
each week including fresh chicken, eggs, and milk. Other food items regularly distributed are
rice, pasta, oatmeal, and a variety of canned goods.Program:Seniors OutreachBudget: $509,096Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Program Description: Seniors Outreach is
AFAC’s hunger action program that distributes nutritional food supplies to our
elderly clients. In FY10, the Arlington County Agency on Aging reported to AFAC
that food insecurity was a growing problem among the elderly in Arlington
County. Many aging individuals and families are living on limited and fixed
incomes. Often when faced with a strained budget and the need to pay bills, buy
gasoline, or purchase prescription drugs, the elderly attempt to cut expenses
by cutting back on food. In addition,
research revealed that the elderly tend to buy food that is inexpensive,
filling, but rarely supportive of a healthy diet. In response to the Agency’s
findings, AFAC took the initiative to set up distribution networks at the five
low-income senior-living facilities in Arlington County. Food provided to residents there may include
low-sugar and low-sodium products, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, chicken,
and milk. In FY11, nearly 10,000 elderly families received food assistance
deliveries from AFAC, enabling them to maintain their housing, address their
budget needs, and feed themselves well.Program:Backpack BuddiesBudget: $87,127Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Description: AFAC’s Backpack
Buddies program provides food for Arlington County’s public school children
who are homeless or in unstable home environments. For many of these children, their lunchtime meal at school is their
only meal each day. Over weekends or holiday breaks, these children often go
with little to no food. On Fridays at their school, each child in the Backpack
Buddies program is given a backpack filled with nourishment for the weekend.
Items usually distributed in the backpacks are soups, ready-to-eat meals, snack
bars, fruit cups, and canned vegetables. The backpacks are returned to their school
on Monday and redistributed to the children the following Friday. Children and
families who benefit from the Backpack Buddies program are able to spend more
quality time at the table and less time worrying about where to find their next
Address:2100 Washington BlvdArlington, VA 22204Map & Directions
Services: The mission of AMEN is to provide emergency financial assistance to Arlington residents who are in crisis and unable to pay their bills. AMEN has five distinct programs:1) Emergency Financial Assistance, 2)Dress for Work Success, 3),EnergyShare 4)Carter-Jenkinson Homelessness Prevention, and 5) Security Deposit Loan for Section 8 Housing. They assist approximately 2500 clients each year.
Address:1920 G St NWNWWashington, DC 20006Map & Directions
Services: Provides emergency canned goods and other groceries to low-income families and individuals Volunteers can assist with picking-up, bagging, and distributing groceries.
Home visits: Foggy Bottom
Hours: 10:00 am - Noon (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month)
Eligibility: Low-income families and individuals that can demonstrate need
Address:1525 Newton St NWNWWashington, DC 20010Map & Directions
Services: Provides a free, hot, mid-day meal to anyone who is hungry on Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays Additionally, guests can receive assistance in signing up for Food Stamps, and referrals for job counseling and medical care.
Home visits: Mount Pleasant
Hours: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Saturday, Sunday; Noon - 12:30 pm, Saturday, Sunday, Federal Holidays (Lunch Program)
Eligibility: Open to all who are hungry
Address:1725 Rhode Island Ave NWNWWashington, DC 20036Map & Directions
Services: Provides fellowship coffee, doughnuts, bag lunch, used food clothing and scripture sharing to all guests Some social work available, Monday mornings only Located in west conference room.
Home visits: Farragot Circle
Hours: (Rectory) 9:00 am - 8:30 pm, Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Eligibility: Program is designed for homeless or near homeless
Address:4704 13th St NWNWWashington, DC 20011Map & Directions
Services: Distributes food to persons in need only on Fridays but they must have a referral from Answers, Please! or other social service agency Referring agency must call the program on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to request assistance for a customer and then fax the referral form to the number given by the agency over the phone.
Home visits: Brightwood
Hours: Office hours; 9:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility: Person in need
Address:3939 Benning Rd NENEWashington, DC 20019Map & Directions
Services: Offers housing assistance through a Homebuyers Club, HPAP and Housing Counseling programs Also provides business, economic and workforce development programs Specializes in assessment, job development and placement, education and vocational skills training, and job retention monitoring Offers emergency food to Ward 7 residents by referral.
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Eligibility: Residents of ward 7 only
Address:212 East Capitol St NENEWashington, DC 20003Map & Directions
Services: Emergency Food Pantry.Distributes a bag of groceries, which are dry goods, to feed a family of four for two days.
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Eligibility: Need kitchen to prepare the food
Address:200 K St NW #1NEWashington, DC 20001Map & Directions
Services: Provides direct services to families in order to prevent and reduce the incidents of child abuse and neglect. Offers parenting groups, mental health counseling, day care resources, housing assistance and referrals, food assistance and other community services Provides additional resources and information, and referrals services to programs under the Fatherhood Initiative.
Home visits: Brentwood
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Eligibility: Families residing in target area
Address:3340SEWashington, DC 20020Map & Directions
Services: Distributes food in emergencies.
Hours: Every Third Thursday