afac seeing record demand, may exceed food budget


AFAC Executive Director Charles Meng

Many thanks to ARLnow for spreading the word about AFAC’s record-breaking client numbers:

“AFAC currently serves 2,007 families and 8,028 individuals, a 40 percent jump since July 2013 and a 37 percent increase in the last calendar year, according to Executive Director Charles Meng. Meng projects the nonprofit will exceed its $700,000 food purchase budget this year by $150,000.”



Arlington feeds!
Central Library Extravaganza

During the month of August, Central Library is turning over its main lobby to AFAC activities and a food drive.

We will have a food shopping experience game, nutrition and health displays, a garden scavenger hunt, and a potato bagging session.  There will also be a screening of A Place At The Table on August 13, 7 – 8:30 PM, in the library’s auditorium.  We need friendly volunteers comfortable talking about AFAC to staff the various activities – over 100 shifts available.  Sign up using our online calendar or email us at for more information.


THURSDAY evenings, June 12 – August 21 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Shirlala 2014
Save the Date(s) for Shirlala, Shirlington Village’s annual music festival.  Join us for a variety of live music every Thursday Night from June 12th to August 21st, while enjoying wine samples ($5) from Cheesetique. You can find the concert schedule online.