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Bloomberg steps up when AFAC runs out of canned food

More than 3,600 non-perishable items donated on short notice

Already in the midst of a food drive to support the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), Bloomberg Industry Group rallied the troops to provide additional help when the social-safety-net organization was on the verge of running out of canned goods.

The issue materialized over the Labor Day weekend, and was set to impact thousands of Arlington families. But the Bloomberg effort brought in more than 3,600 cans of non-perishable canned food until the next scheduled delivery arrived at AFAC.

“It was our privilege to lend a helping hand to AFAC in their time of need,” said Bloomberg Industry Group CEO Josh Eastright “We’re proud to support the great work they do serving our local community, and I want to thank our team for their generosity supporting this effort.”

Bloomberg Industry Group’s united action collected 14,290 pounds overall through its food drive.  “We want to thank Bloomberg Industry Group for their care for the least fortunate in our community and their enthusiasm in helping our many families by their hard work,” AFAC executive director Charles Meng said.