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A Simple Gesture: Join the Movement to End Hunger in Arlington

Join the Simple Gestures Program at Arlington Food Bank to make a difference. Learn about our history, impact, and how you can sign up or help in other ways.

Bag you receive for participating in a simple gesture program.

A Simple Gesture 

Here at Arlington Food Bank, we are constantly seeking ways to engage with our community and create avenues for easy, impactful contributions. One such initiative is our "A Simple Gesture" program, which began in 2015 in a neighboring community with just six families. Fast forward to 2022, and the program has expanded to include 650 generous donors and 100 devoted volunteers. Through this initiative, we've been able to receive 50,000 pounds of non-perishable food and personal items annually, valued at an impressive $150,000!

how it works

  1. Purchase Extra Items: During your regular grocery shopping, pick up one or more extra non-perishable food items.

  2. Place in the Cool 'Red' Bag: Store the extra item(s) in the designated cool 'red' bag provided by the program.

  3. Scheduled Collection: On the 2nd Saturday of EVEN months, a volunteer will swing by to collect your bag, leave a new bag for you, and ensure the items reach the Arlington Food Bank. Just leave the bag outside your front door, and we’ll handle the rest!

Enrolling in "A Simple Gesture" is a breeze!

  1. Online Registration: You can easily enroll in the program by clicking the button Below.

  2. Email Contact: Feel free to reach out via email at for more information or to enroll.

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