Senator donates salary to AFAC

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), accompanied by a gaggle of TV-news camera crews, made a stop at the Arlington Food Assistance Center during the federal-government shutdown to highlight the importance of community food pantries. Warner also donated a portion of his salary during the government shutdown to AFAC. 

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) will be an indirect beneficiary of the recently concluded federal-government shutdown.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who has been an AFAC supporter for years, will donate two weeks’ worth of his salary from the shutdown, totaling $7,250, to the organization.

Warner, accompanied by a gaggle of press, made a stop at AFAC during the shutdown. “By his presence here, he has helped us generate several times more [than his donation] in donating to help our families,” AFAC executive director Charles Meng said.

The non-profit organization currently is serving about 2,300 families in need across Arlington.