What We Do

What We Do

Providing food for the hungry has always been a core part of ACTS mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering. ACTS founders were the first to establish a food bank in Prince William County over 50 years ago. We are continuing that work now with Prince William Food Rescue (PWFR), the first program of its kind in the region. By harnessing the power of volunteers and new technology, we are linking food that would be wasted directly with organizations that can quickly get it to those in need.

We partner with food retailers, nonprofit organizations, and food rescue heroes to bring healthy food directly to those experiencing food insecurity. We are committed to helping break the link between poverty and poor health by bringing healthy options to the table for families in need.

Each day, ACTS PWFR will pick up fresh produce and cooked food from farms, wholesalers, grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, and other food outlets, to make scheduled and on-demand deliveries to non-profit community partners.

References:
1(Project Bread, 2013)
2 (EPA, 2014)
3(EPA, 2014)
4(K.D. Hall, 2009)
5(FAO 2011)

PW Food rescue image of food waste

Reduce Food Waste

We waste up to 40% of our food globally1 - translating to over 1.3 billion tons annually2. In the United States, we waste 62.5 million tons and spend $218 billion a year (or 1.3% of our GDP) in “growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten3.”

PW Food rescue image of planet over profit

Reduce Greenhouse Gasses

Fresh produce makes up 20% of the weight in our landfills and is the leading cause of methane gas production. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitting country in the world5.