Ensuring that individuals and families don’t go hungry has been a priority for Action in Community Through Service (ACTS).
The non-profit, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in February, opened Prince William County’s first food pantry.
This year, ACTS in Dumfries is hoping to extend its reach.
Through a partnership with 412 Food Rescue, it will launch the Prince William Food Rescue program.
By using a phone app, county residents will be able to help transfer available food to the needy.
“That way not everything has to come to our Hunger Prevention Center,” ACTS CEO Steve Liga said. “We’ll be able to harness the power of you in your community, just folks who are already driving around. It’s like doing an errand.”
In addition to launching a new program, the Dumfries-based organization is planning to fill units at its Women’s Empowerment Center by July 1.
It seeks to help women and families become independent.
Community members can provide support to the Women’s Empowerment Center and other programs by rounding up their utility bill or making a financial contribution directly to ACTS.
“I’m not asking for a hand-out or just to give us a donation. I’m saying invest in your community, invest in the good work that ACTS is doing, ‘cause it pays dividends,” ACTS CEO Steve Liga said. “We are changing people’s lives.”
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