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Imagine Ending Hunger

Dear Food Rescue Heroes

You are an integral part of Prince William Food Rescue. Without you, we couldn't move the food that is donated into the hands of those in need in our community. Thank you for contributing your valuable time and energy to furthering our mission to end hunger and end food waste.

As an important source of food for people vulnerable to hunger, we have every intention of continuing our mission to eliminate hunger and reduce food waste every day, and especially in times of uncertainty.

We are encouraging all healthy staff and volunteers to continue to carry out food deliveries, but take precautions recommended by the CDC such as:
- “Social distancing” (refraining from shaking hands, for example)
- Frequent, thorough hand washing and use of hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 60% or higher
- Avoid touching the face and mouth area.
- We also suggest using bleach disinfectant (such as Clorox wipes) to clean areas such as steering wheels of cars that are frequently touched.

As a reminder, we ask that you please stay home if you are sick. If you have a weekly rescue, requesting a substitute volunteer is very simple within the app. There are active volunteers that can "sub" in while you take the time to rest and get well.

It is important to be vigilant and take the necessary steps in order to prevent the spread of any contagious disease.

Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions,

The Prince William Food Rescue Team

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Our Aim

Prince William Food rescue aims to address the disconnection in distribution-in supply and access-by rescuing food about to go to waste sand directly distributing to organizations that serve communities in need. Our goal is to move healthy foods from sanitation to sustainment.

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Food Donor Partner

Are you an Organization or Business with excess perishable food to donate? Donors range from large food distributors to small mom-and-pop stores, restaurant chains, urban farms and even other nonprofits.

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Food Rescue Heroes

Are you Person looking to rescue food using our App on your phone? Heroes are any member of our community who can download the app, create a profile, and help move food from Donors to Distributors.

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Distribution Food Partner

Are you a Non-Profit Organization who could feed the hungry? Distributors are nonprofits ranging from food warehouses to small food pantries, PTOs, foundations, and faith-based organizations.

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We Have Completed:

Food Rescues
Pounds of Surplus Food Rescued!
Meals Rescued
lbs of co2 prevented

School Food Share Program

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A major contributor to food waste is in the cafeterias of our schools - when students have only two choices:eat it or throw...

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  • 40% of food is wasted
  • 1 in 6 people are food insecure
  • $14,512,000 = cost to feed the hungry in PW Region annually
  • 46.5% of students in PW Region qualify for free/reduced lunch
  • Produce creates methane gas as it decomposes
  • 20% of the weight of our landfills is produce
  • There is only 1 compost facility in our region

Redirecting Wasted Food to Combat Hunger

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Elena Russo speaks with Aaron Tolson, Development Director, ACTS. They discuss their partnership with 412 Food Rescue to help distribute food that otherwise will go to waste from restaurants, stores etc.

Make an Impact

Download the PWFR Food Rescue app today!

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Download our app for iOS or Android and sign up to be a food rescue hero! Once you sign up and complete our mobile food safety training, you can go on a rescue!

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Food Rescue Hero Spotlight

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Nancy Morrison

Nancy Morrison started volunteering with PWFR early this February, and has already completed over 30 rescues! Nancy became a volunteer after the passing of a close loved one. In the midst of a very hard time in her life, Nancy says PWFR has been a blessing and a positive motivator. We are glad...

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