Canned Food Drive on ART
November 7, 2011 -- This holiday season, Arlington Transit and the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) are working together to hold a canned food drive on the ART buses. The food drive will take place Monday, November 14 - Friday, December 16. Boxes will be provided on all ART buses for riders to put canned foods and non perishable items in. Boxes will also be at Commuter Stores for customers to put canned goods in. All donations will be given to AFAC to help Arlington residents who are in need.
AFAC is Arlington County's food bank, dedicated to providing supplemental groceries to Arlington residents who cannot afford them. On average, AFAC serves 1,400 Arlington families (2,000 adults and 1,000 children) per week. Please consider donating and helping out others this coming holiday season.
Not sure what to donate? Here are some ideas:
- Canned vegetables and fruits
- Cans of low sodium soups
- Boxes of macaroni and cheese
- Bags of rice (white, brown, long-grain, etc.)
- Bags of dry beans
- Boxes of low sugar cereal
- Cans of tuna, chicken, salmon, sardines
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Bags of masa (corn flour)
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