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Food Assistance – Official Government Website of Arlington County Virginia

If you need help getting food, call 703-228-1300.

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Pantry

Can’t afford all the groceries your family needs? Food pantries give out free food that can help stretch your budget. View this map to find a pantry near you. the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) provides milk, eggs, meat, fresh fruits and vegetables and more every week. Call 703-228-1300 or speak to your child’s school social worker for a referral to NWAC.

This flyer lists all of Arlington’s pantries that are open to everyone, including AFAC, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Salvation Army, and Arlington Bridge Builders.

Children and families

Arlington Public Schools offers free breakfast and lunch to all students. Many schools offer after-school snacks as part of their after-school program. Families can complete the Free Meals Application for a qualification letter that provides discounts for other services. Apply to MySchoolApps. Talk to your child’s school social worker for links to other resources.

The Women’s, Infants’ and Children’s (WIC) Supplementary Nutrition Program provides nutritional support to expectant and new mothers, babies and children under 5 years of age. WIC peer counselors provide support to mothers who are breastfeeding and WIC provides infant formula to those who are not breastfeeding.

The elderly

The DHS Aging and Disability Services Resource Center can provide information and register you for any of the resources listed below. Call 703-228-1700.

the Social cafe 60+ offers free lunch and socializing to Arlingtonians over 60, regardless of income. Locations available at Langston-Brown and Arlington Mill Community Centers. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program offers $45 worth of coupons to spend at the Farmer’s Market each year (June through November) for low-income individuals. Apply here or call 703-228-1700 for more information.

Meals on Wheels provides meals for elderly people unable to prepare their own food. Call 703-228-1700 for more information.

The Senior Brown Bag program with Capital Area Food Bank provides a monthly bag of food to seniors living in The Shelton, Harvey Hall, Hunter’s Park, Colonial Village West and Lockwood Elmwood House Apartments. Contact the Resident Services Coordinator to register.

Arlington Neighborhood Village supports seniors with tasks such as grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions. Call 703-509-8057 to learn more.

Stretch your money

Double your money when you use SNAP at Farmers Markets.

SHARE the food network offers a bundle of produce and meats for $22 per month with a retail value of $45. Order your package through Macedonian Baptist Church at 703-521-7663 or Lomax AME Zion Church at 703-979-3738 and pick it up monthly in Green Valley.

FreshFarm offers a weekly bag of products for $8 for those who pay using SNAP or WIC. Weekly pickup at the Courthouse Farmer’s Market.

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers classes on financial management, cooking demonstrations, healthy eating on a budget, and growing your own food.

To apply

from Virginia Common aid The website lets you apply for SNAP, TANF, health coverage, child care assistance, and other benefits online. You can also call the Virginia Department of Social Services Call Center at 855-635-4370 to apply by phone.

Use this SNAP Calculator to see if you may be eligible to receive SNAP (food stamps).

from Virginia WIC request is online and includes a pre-screening to see if you are eligible. You can call 703-228-1260 for more information.

DHS offers in-person assistance with requests at the Human Services Center, 2100 Washington Blvd. Call 703-228-1300 to schedule an appointment.

Health and nutrition

Eat smarter Move more provides tips for making healthy choices, including recipes.

My plate helps you plan meals to give your body the nutrients it needs.

Food Security Working Group

The Food Safety Task Force is a group of community stakeholders working together to improve the food safety system and infrastructure in Arlington. The group works together for 12 to 18 months to develop a strategic food security plan that will address many of the challenges families face in accessing the food aid they need.

Visit the Food Security Working Group webpage for news, data and more information on food security.

PSA: Food, housing and financial assistance

Are you having trouble paying your rent or utilities or making ends meet? Do you need help getting food for you and your family? Arlington County can help.


¿Tiene dificultades actualmente para pagar su alquiler o sus gastos, o para hacer que el dinero llegue a fin de mes? ¿Necesita assistance for obtaining food for usted y su familia? ¡If you are an Arlington resident, estamos aquí para ayudarle!


Та түрээс юмуу хэрэглэээний төлбөр эсвэл төлбөрийн эсийн хугацанд төлөлт хийх хүүөүүө цаг үеийг Туулж байна ууу? Та өөртөө болон гэр бүлдээ авах хоол хүнсний тусламж авах хэрэгтэй байна уу? Хэрвээ та Арлингтоны оршин суугч бол бид эндээс танд туслах болно!


ኪራይዎንኪራይዎን ኪራይዎን ክፍወይም ክፍለመክፈልንገሮችንጋጠመዎትጋጠመዎትጋጠመዎትጋጠመዎትጋጠመዎትጋጠመዎትጋጠመዎትጋጠመዎት Do you want to know what it is? የአርሊንግተን ነዋሪ ከሆኑ ልናግዝዎት አለን!


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