Nearly 1 in 6 older adults faces hunger or do not know how they will ge their next meal. Arlington County has an array of programs that can help address this growing need, including:
Senior Farmers’ Market: This program provides one-time coupons for purchasing fresh fruit and vegetables at participating farmer’s markets. There is an application process, and eligibility criteria apply.
Social 60 + Cafes at Senior Centers: Arlington has three Senior Centers that offer hot lunch Monday through Friday: Langston-Brown, Arlington Mill, and Walter Reed Senior Centers. These services are federally subsidized, with voluntary contributions by participants. Contact the Senior Centers to learn more.
Langston Brown, 703-228-7369
Arlington Mill, 703-228-6300
Walter Reed, 703-228-0955
Home-Delivered Meals: Meals on Wheels of Arlington offers home-delivered meals for Arlington residents who are unable to leave their homes safely.
Arlington Food Assistance Center: AFAC provides supplemental groceries to Arlington residents. You can receive an AFAC referral from the Department of Human Services, a social service agency, or an Arlington County school. Residents who are 60 or older should contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center for more information. If you are under 60, contact the Department of Human Services’ Clinical Coordination Unit (703-228-1300) for a referral.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Also known as Food Stamps, you can apply online or in-person by visiting the Economic Independence Division located at DHS headquarters.