Our Macy's 2017 Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge has launched!
July 20, 2017
This year, Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) of Prince William County is excited about opening our newest program, our Hunger Prevention Center. ACTS was able to acquire the building immediately behind our Family Services Center in Dumfries.
The benefits to clients who visit ACTS’ Emergency Assistance Program will be tremendous: the new building will bring our entire food program onto the main campus, making it easier for clients to receive food and donors to drop food off. The new center will also house training for clients on everything from shopping on a budget to cooking with fresh ingredients to heart-healthy living. However, in order to make this a success, ACTS needs your help. We still need electrical upgrades, industrial refrigeration, shelving, and office space for case management. Our goal with this campaign is to be able to purchase stainless steel tables on which food can be sorted and demonstrations on healthy cooking habits can be made.
Your donation also means that we will be able to save more food and assist our neighbors most in need. Last year, with the support of our community, we were about to feed 22,000 individuals by providing over 600,000lbs of food. Your help also allowed us to provide utility and other types of emergency assistance to over 700 families. Please help us to make an even larger impact for our Prince William Area neighbors!
ACTS fosters hope, provides relief and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis.
ACTS was formed when 13 churches came together in 1969 to alleviate suffering and hunger in our area. Today, ACTS is supported by many faith-based organizations; local businesses; civic groups; schools; families in the community; Prince William County Board of Supervisors; and the United Way of the National Capital Area. We embrace a client-centered approach to helping our neighbors in the Greater Prince William County Area deal with crisis, recover from trauma, and have their most basic human needs of food and shelter met with compassion.