CRC CARES Donates Hundreds of Cans to AFAC

To provide some holiday spirit to others, members of CRC CARES in the CRC Arlington office participated in the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)’s annual holiday food drive.

From November 12 to December 12, large boxes were set up in each of the office’s kitchens to collect the heart-healthy items most needed by AFAC, including low sodium canned soup, tuna, and vegetables, tomato products, cereal, all-purpose flour, and cooking oil. Members walked to grocery stores on their lunch breaks to stock up on these items together, and the food drive was further promoted at the annual Thanksgiving office luncheon.

AFAC currently distributes over 80,000 pounds of food to nearly 2,200 families each week. Forty percent of the food AFAC distributes is donated by individuals and organizations like CRC CARES who are committed to the cause.

For over 25 years, AFAC has been the community leader in providing and promoting dignified access to nutritious food for all Arlingtonians in need. AFAC remains dedicated to its simple but critical mission of obtaining and distributing groceries, directly and free of charge, to people living in Arlington, Virginia who cannot afford to purchase enough food to meet their basic needs.