Police Host 3rd Annual Fill the Cruiser with Essential Items

Published on May 11, 2022


ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Community Engagement Division is conducting the 3rd Annual Fill the Cruiser drive in support of the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and Doorways. This year, in addition to non-perishable food items, officers will also be collecting diapers of all sizes.

Officers will be collecting donated items on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the below locations:

  • Giant Food – 2901 S. Glebe Road
  • Lee Harrison Shopping Center – 5335 Langston Boulevard

AFAC accepts most unopened, unexpired, and unprepared foods, including perishable items. AFAC is most in need of the following low sodium, low fat and low sugar items:

  • Low sodium canned tomatoes
  • Low sodium canned tuna
  • Low sodium canned soups
  • Canned vegetables
  • Peanut butter (in plastic jars)
  • Low sugar cereal

Those wishing to donate, but unable to attend the Fill the Cruiser events should visit the AFAC website and/or the Doorways website for additional donation options.

About the Arlington Food Assistance Center

Since 1988, AFAC has remained dedicated to its simple but critical mission of obtaining and distributing groceries, directly and free of charge, to people living in Arlington, VA, who cannot afford to purchase enough food to meet their basic needs.

About Doorways

Since 1978, Doorways has created pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault leading to safe, stable, and empowered lives.

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