JAMIS Software Corporation, a leading provider of ERP software solutions designed specifically for government contractors and other project-focused organizations, is helping the Professional Services Council (PSC) make the holidays happier for Arlington families by collecting food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) during PSC’s annual membership meeting on December 18.
JAMIS is encouraging participation by giving all who donate at the meeting a chance to win a GoPro action camera. In addition to contributions of food, financial donations can be made via cash, check or credit card.
In its 26th year, AFAC is a community-based non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to Arlington neighbors in need. AFAC serves an average of 2,000 families each week. The organization receives 65 percent of the food it distributes—including essential nutrition items such as eggs, milk, fresh produce, bread and oatmeal—from direct donations.
The high cost of living in this region often means that many families find it difficult to make ends meet. AFAC reports that approximately 14,900 residents of Arlington County are considered to be food insecure. AFAC sees an acute need for donations during this time of year, because the number of families seeking assistance typically grows between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
“JAMIS values the great work AFAC does, not just during the holiday season, but all year long,” said Jeff Noolas, President and CEO of JAMIS Software. “All of us at JAMIS want to raise awareness and do what we can to help our community fight hunger.”
“AFAC is a vital resource for Arlington families throughout the year, and we’re happy to support their mission to help our neighbors in need,” said PSC President and CEO Stan Soloway.
AFAC is located at 2708 South Nelson Street in Arlington, VA. For more information about how to organize a food drive or donate, please visit http://www.afac.org.