Food

APS Breakfasts and Lunches: For the school year, 2021-22, all students in APS receive free breakfast and lunch through APS Food Services.

Map for free food resources in Arlington: Covid19 – Food Resources

Free groceries: To receive information on where to obtain food, text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.

Monday-Friday: Arlington Food Assistance Center, 2708 S. Nelson St., Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m, Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00-11:00 am.. You may pick up food once a week. You must have an AFAC Client Card, which you get through a referral. To get a referral: Call the Arlington Department of Human Services at 703-228-1300. Bring a photo ID with you to pick up food. You may pick up food one time only without a client card, if you bring a photo ID and proof you live in Arlington. AFAC will not share your information with anyone. If the weather is bad, check www.afac.org before you go.

Tuesday: St. Charles Borromeo, 3304 Washington Blvd., 10 a.m. – noon or until food runs out. No referral needed.

Wednesday: Our Lady Queen of Peace, 2700 S. 19th St., 9:30-11 a.m. or until food runs out. No referral needed.

Friday: Assembly of God church, 4501 N. Pershing Dr. rear entrance.

Thursday: Salvation Army, 518 S. Glebe Rd., 9:30-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. or until supplies run out.

Saturday: AFAC distribution (requires referral) at 1) Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., 8:30-10:30 a.m., for families in North Arlington; 2) 2708 S. Nelson St., 9-11 a.m. First come, first served. Referral needed.

SNAP food benefits: You may be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds for food during the pandemic. Find out at 1-855-635-4370 or https://commonhelp.virginia.gov; in Spanish https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/accessController?id=0.6272957391380923.