Nov 1 – Jan 4: ACFD/AFAC Holiday Food Drive Begins

Nov 1-Jan 4: ACFD/AFAC Holiday Food Drive

The Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) is teaming up with Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to collect non-perishable food items for the holiday season. Please help those in our community who are experiencing a food crisis by bringing nutritious supplemental groceries our Firehouses.

Bring food donations to food collection bins at Arlington County Firehouses starting Nov 1 through Jan 4.

Last year AFAC was able to collect over 84,000 lbs of food for our neighbors.

Village Spotlight on Keith Oberg

Village Spotlight on Keith Oberg
This month we are highlighting the work of Lyon Village resident Keith Oberg. In 2005 Keith founded the organization Bikes for the World which collects used bikes for distribution to those in the greatest of need.

The bikes are repaired if necessary and given to those in the greatest of need. Some are distributed locally but most are sent overseas to Africa or the Caribbean nations.

Keith has actually been doing this locally since 1995, having collected over 200,000 bikes through the years. He was at the recent E-Care recycling event on Oct 19 doing what he does best, collecting about 100 bikes for those in need of transportation.

For more info or to donate bikes and cash… Bikes for the World

Nov 16: Rise Against Hunger Packaging Event

Nov 16: Rise Against Hunger Packaging Event
When: Saturday, Nov 16
Two Shifts: 9:00 am – 10:30 am and 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Where: Clarendon UMC, 606 N. Irving St

Clarendon UMC will be hosting its annual Rise Against Hunger packaging event. We will be packing 20,000 meals to be sent around the World to those in need. We welcome groups, families or individuals.

For more information or to sign-up go to: Rise Against Hunger