Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) provides basic food support to 2,007 needy families and 8,028 individuals in Arlington County.  These numbers represent a 40 percent jump since July 2013 and a 37 percent increase in the last calendar year.   Executive Director Charles Meng projects the nonprofit will exceed its $700,000 food purchase budget this year by $150,000.

AFAC gets support from Rock Spring in a wide variety of ways.  In 2013 food donations totaled 4,098 pounds, including 500 pounds of fresh produce from our Plot Against Hunger garden, plus the donations collected weekly in the red food baskets. In 2014 AFAC was selected as one of Rock Spring's six community partners.

Our volunteer contributions in the warehouse, the office, and with clients are highly valued by AFAC.  The hours given by volunteers at AFAC are equal to tens of thousands of dollars. Our food basket and Plot against Hunger garden are also main staples for AFAC.




Hunter Moore

Upcoming Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) Events

April 20, 2018 - 6:30pm
June 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
August 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
October 19, 2018 - 6:30pm
December 21, 2018 - 6:30pm

Latest Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) News

Arlington Food Assistance Center Delivery
Posted: Feb 22 2018 - 12:12pm

Since January 1, 2018 Rock Springers have donated a total of 342 pounds of food to AFAC, including 90 pounds of non-perishable food collected by Cub Scout Pack 657 of Falls Church City at their Pinewood Derby on January 27. Thanks to the Cub Scouts, Jim Alverson, and all who donate.

Arlington Food Assistance Center Delivery
Posted: Jun 17 2016 - 12:12pm

In October, Rock Springers donated a total of 108 pounds of food (canned and grown) to AFAC. Our year to date total is 2199.5 pounds. Thanks to all who donate and to our Plot Against Hunger gardeners.

Latest News

Men of Rock Spring are invited to gather at Mylo’s Grill in the Chesterbrook Shopping Center at noon on Friday for the monthly Men’s Lunch. Contact Emory Hackman,, for details.

Friday, March 2, 12:00 p.m., Mylo’s Grill

All are invited to help decorate the Sanctuary with spring flowers for Easter and include a dedication in the bulletin. Donations of any amount can be placed in the collection plate during services or in an envelope in the Saegmuller Room.