February 2022
Volunteer Department Updates
Recently, Jocalyn celebrated her last day here at AFAC. As a Volunteer Coordinator for the past 4.5 years, she helped recruit, train, manage, and engage thousands of volunteers to help us feed our neighbors in need. We will miss her dearly and wish her the best in her future endeavors!
Volunteer Couples & Valentine's Day
The secret to long-lasting relationships is finding activities that you both enjoy. Click here to see our Valentine's Day post featuring volunteers who serve together at AFAC on a regular basis!
Staff Promotion
Volunteers, watch out! There's a new manager on the block.

Congratulations to Kim Roehl on her promotion to Volunteer Manager. Kim has been with us for 3 years now and is instrumental in making sure our daytime distribution at the Nelson St location goes without a hitch. We look forward to all the great things Kim will accomplish in her new position.
Food Drives
Food Drives in March
In honor of National Nutrition Month in March, Spring into Action and host a food drive at your place of business, school, apartment complex, etc. Click here to plan ahead and register a food drive!
MLK day of Service Winter Kits
Thank you to everyone who took part in Volunteer Arlington's MLK Day of Service project to benefit AFAC families! We received over 300 winter care kits, which were distributed to our home delivery clients (extras were given out at food distributions). Special thanks to Stephanie Hopkins, Arlington County's Food Security Coordinator for leading an engaging presentation on hunger and food insecurity in Arlington!
Jamestown Valentine's Day Kits
Thank you to students from Jamestown Elementary School for creating special Valentine's Day food kits, filled with cooking oil, flour, sugar, other baking needs, and more! What a very thoughtful gift for our families in need!
Shining a Light on Hunger
April 28, 2022
AFAC's annual Spring Event, Shining a Light on Hunger, will be held on Thursday, April 28 at the Army Navy Country Club. To become a sponsor or to learn more, click here.
Empty Bowls
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Empty Bowls raffle! Click here to see the list of winners.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors (listed below), donors, and our local ceramicists for making this "virtual event" a success!

We hope to Empty Bowls will be back to an in-person event next year!
Spring Garden Kickoff
March 12, 2022
Friends of Urban Agriculture formally invite you to their spring garden kick off at the Central Library from 10:00am to 2:00pm. There will be a panel discussion, garden tours, seed giveaways and more! Click here to register.
Special Thanks
Thank you to local restaurants, William Jeffrey's Tavern and Ragtime Restaurant, both part of the Vintage Restaurant Group. On January 21st, William Jeffrey's Tavern celebrated their 10th anniversary and donated 10% of all food sales, while Ragtime Restaurant celebrated their 20th anniversary on February 5th and donated 20% of their food sales. Thank you both for your continued support of AFAC!
Thank You to our Empty Bowls Sponsors!
Platinum Ladle Sponsors
Bill & Karen King
Gold Ladle Sponsors
Daphne Papamichael & Tim Nichols
Mamie Papamichael
Brian & Courtney Tanenbaum
Silver Ladle Sponsors
David Buckley
Jocelyn & David Hunn
Brad Scriber & Jean Ku
Betty & John Slanta
Bronze Ladle Sponsors
Steven Masters
Ceramic Ladle Sponsors
Jeanne Broyhill & Joe Ventrone
Abigail Cummings & John Casciotti
Linda Hadley in support
of the Carrot Crew
Wes MacAdam
Janet Nuzum & John Ziolkowski
John Romano & Elaina Newport
Wooden Ladle Sponsors
Eric & Dianne Carroll
Donald Hodgen
John & Linda Kelleher
Merle C. Schneider
Mary Lynn & Peter Rynkiewicz
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