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AFAC’s Winter Appeal
Once again the Holidays are upon us and once again we are seeing the great need that exists in our community. This November saw a trifecta of new records. First, the week before Thanksgiving saw a record number of families served – 2,553. The other 3 weeks of the month we also experienced record levels in the number of families served. On average, 2,230 families sought our help each week in November. More ominously, the number of active referrals to AFAC has grown to a new high of 3,481 families.
AFAC has stood by our commitment to help all those who come to our doors seeking assistance. Last year was a great struggle – 26% more families sought our help than the prior year. We are facing the same situation in the current year. We are already serving 37% more families than this time last year.
Helping AFAC means putting food on the tables of the most needy in our own community – right here in Arlington. Feeding families in need means mothers and babies will get the nutrition they need, children go to school ready to learn, the elderly to make better decisions about how to spend limited resources, and workers can stay on the job. A donation this month will make a real difference to the many families AFAC is serving.
AFAC WEATHER CLOSURE POLICY:
AFAC IS OPEN TODAY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 27.
AFAC WILL BE CLOSED for the FOLLOWING HOLIDAY:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 12:00-2:00 PM
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for AFAC featuring uniquely designed handmade bowls and lunch. This event will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane) from 12:00-2:00pm. $25 includes a bowl you take home plus lunch. Children 5 and under free. Tickets can be purchased here. Limited number of tickets may be available at the door.
Thank you seed donors!
Special thanks go out to the companies who have generously donated free seeds for the 2015 Plot against Hunger garden growing season: Burpee, Cherrydale Hardware (Arlington VA), Gurney’s Seed and Nursery, Harris Seed, Johnny’s Select, Lake Valley, Pinetree Garden, Southern Exposure, Terroir Seeds, Territorial Seed Company, and Victory Seed.