February’s community service event was organized by the Content/Grants/Strategy team headed by Sara Huntsman, Katy Bristow, Kimberley Stewart and Ranan Tannenbaum (thanks, guys!!). Along with about 20 Hanover volunteers, they generously dedicated their afternoon on Saturday, February 20th to the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
AFAC is a “community based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides supplemental groceries to our Arlington neighbors in need”. The volunteers spent their afternoon helping sort canned goods that will later be distributed to more than 31,500 Arlington residents who describe themselves as being “food insecure”.
To get a better idea of who exactly is benefiting from AFAC’s services, take a look at some of the examples below:
- Adults that have lost their jobs or cannot work because of a physical/mental disorder, or have been injured (often while working at a job that has no or limited benefits).
- Working adults who don’t earn enough to buy food after paying for other expenses.
- 30% of our clients are children.
- 30% of our clients are elderly.
- AFAC serves more than 2,200 families a week (40% increase from July 2013).
Thank you to those who organized and participated in this event! Hanover is thrilled to be involved in such an important cause!
Click here to learn more about AFAC.