Food

APS Breakfasts and Lunches: Families may pick up free meals at the location closest to them. No student ID is required.APS will continue to serve free meals to all students this summer. Breakfast and lunch will be available at all summer school locations for students attending in person summer school. The following meal pick up locations will be open for food distribution from 11 a.m.-Noon on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays beginning July 7.

  • Abingdon (3035 S. Abingdon St.)
  • Arlington Career Center (816 S. Walter Reed Dr.)
  • Ashlawn (5950 8th N.)
  • Barcroft (625 S. Wakefield St.)
  • Barrett (4401 N. Henderson Rd.)
  • Campbell (737 S. Carlin Springs Rd.)
  • Drew (3500 S. 23rd)
  • Glebe (1770 N. Glebe Rd.)
  • Gunston (2700 S. Lang St.)
  • Hoffman-Boston (1415 S. Queen St.)
  • Kenmore (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd.)
  • Randolph (1306 S. Quincy St.)
  • The Heights (1601 Wilson Blvd.)
  • Yorktown (5200 Yorktown Blvd.)

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., 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. 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: AFAC (requires referral) at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 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.