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    Arlington Food Assistance Center
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    Arlington Food Assistance Center

    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    2708 South Nelson Street
    Arlington VA 22206
    Mail donations to:P.O. Box 6261Arlington VA 22206

    Arlington VA | IRS ruling year: 1989 | EIN: 54-1473207  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
    The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is dedicated to providing supplemental groceries to Arlington residents who cannot afford to purchase sufficient food to  ... (More)
     

    Rating Information

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    Great

    This charity's score is 100%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 35% Accountability & Finance, 44% Impact & Measurement, 9% Leadership & Adaptability, 12% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings
    Charity Navigator's ratings previously did not consider Leadership & Adaptability, Culture & Community, or Impact & Measurement. The historic rating mainly reflects a version of today’s Accountability and Finance score. More information on our previous rating methodologies can be found on our rating methodology page.
     
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    6/1/2023
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    10/1/2015
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    Rating Report

    Impact & Measurement
    Score

    100

    This beacon estimates the actual impact a charity has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

    Assessments

    Impact

    100 out of 100 points

    100% of Impact & Measurement score
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    Impact Evaluation
    100 out of 100 points
     
    Impact Statement
    $7,222,002 total costs / 2,875,000 meals provided = roughly $2.51 provides a meal to a person in need. [2021 USD]
    Program Context
    AFAC: This program provides groceries to beneficiaries.
    Data Time Period
    7/1/20 to 6/30/21
    Benchmark for Scoring
    Impact scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 80 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 65. This program's cost per meal is less than 75% of the local meal cost.
    Methodology
    This impact score was determined through the Grocery Program methodology which is fully detailed in the Charity Navigator Guide to Ratings. Analysis conducted in 2023 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.
    Data Source
    The nonprofit submitted data on the amount of food it provides.

    Measurement

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    0% of Impact & Measurement score
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    Reporting and Distribution of Results
     
    This section assesses reporting and disseminating program results.
    Use of Results
     
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