For Immediate Release:
100,000 Pounds of Food Rescued by Prince William Nonprofit
Prince William Food Rescue announces the milestone of 50 tons of food diverted from landfills and into food pantries.
Dumfries, Virginia – 12/2/2019 – Prince William Food Rescue, a local initiative to mobilize volunteers to reduce food waste, is excited to announce the delivery of its 100,000th pound of food rescued. This benchmark comes less than four months from its inception in August 2019.
A program of Action in Community Through Service (ACTS), the Prince William Food Rescue organizes small deliveries - or “rescues” - from grocery stores and restaurants to distribution locations that include churches and schools. Volunteers are notified of rescues through a mobile app, where they can claim and track their rescue.
“We’re amazed by the support that our community has given to the Food Rescue program”, says Aaron Tolson, Director of Development for ACTS. “The Prince William region is full of people that tirelessly help the community, and they’ve really helped make this program their own."
The program continues to grow as donor locations, rescues and app downloads increase weekly. You can keep up with their activity – as well information on how to download the app and become a “Food Rescue Hero” – on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pwfoodrescue.
CONTACT: Aaron Tolson, Director of Development
Phone: 703-441-8606 x206