The Arlington South Lions Club and the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) are partnering to help 100 families celebrate the holiday season. AFAC will be distributing coupons that can be redeemed for a free Christmas tree at the South Arlington Lions Club Christmas Tree Sales lot. The Christmas tree sales lot, located for years in the Food Star parking lot at the Pike and George Mason Drive, is now located at the American Legion Post at 3445 Washington Boulevard.

The Lions Club and AFAC plan to make their partnership an annual event for families in need during the holidays.

The Arlington South Lions Club’s annual Christmas Tree Sale is a fundraiser to support their goal of providing vision and hearing screenings to all children in Arlington ages 6 months to 6 years old. To support the club in its mission this holiday season, visit the American Legion Post 139 –now located at 3445 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 — to purchase a Christmas tree or make a donation!

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), an independent, community-based non-profit food pantry, provides dignified access to nutritional supplemental groceries to all Arlington neighbors in need. Over 2,200 families come to AFAC each week at eighteen distribution sites throughout Arlington County to access fresh and healthy supplemental groceries, freeing up tight funds for child and health care, rent, and other financial demands. For more information, contact

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions Clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information. visit

The Arlington South Lions Club meets the third Tuesday each month (except December) at Café Sazon, 4704 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204. For more information, contact Emily Carnes at 703-536-6939 or