Help ART and The Commuter Stores with their Canned Food Drive

November 9, 2011

Arlington Transit, The Commuter Stores, and The Mobile Commuter Store in conjunction with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) are holding a canned food drive from Monday, November 14 -- Friday, December 16. There will be specially marked boxes on all ART buses and in The Commuter Stores and Mobile Commuter Store for donations of canned foods and non perishable items. All food items 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 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)

Thanks for your support.


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