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Community Assistance

Serving our neighbors in Arlington


Community Assistance changes lives. It’s changing the lives of hundreds of women, men, and children who are struggling to make ends meet. It’s changing the lives of our volunteers who have found a place to serve others. And it’s changing our community into one that seeks to work together to give a helping hand to our neighbors by providing fresh produce and other food items from the Capital Area Food Bank on the second Saturday of every month from 11 AM-1 PM and – most importantly – experience God’s love.

Building Partnerships
Community Assistance began as a ministry of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in 2007. Then it affiliated with GRACE Ministries, which made it part of a network of United Methodist-supported organizations. Now, it is supported by a diverse group of faith communities, individuals, local businesses, foundations and social service organizations. Generous financial contributions and hands-on help from our partners make it possible to serve a growing population of low-income residents from our community.


If you would like to volunteer for Community Assistance, please email Tina Marcus at tmarcus@mtolivet-umc.org or look for the
monthly SignUpGenius in our e-news announcements.

Make a Donation

Community Assistance needs financial contributions to sustain its ministry. Financial contributions are tax deductible.

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Portrait of Tina Marcus, Office Maanger, smiling and wearing a blue shirt
Tina Marcus
Office Manager