USDA Program Funding Cuts Impacting Greater Prince William

CS-USDA Boxes USDA Food Boxes prepared by Capital Seaboard
In the midst of this holiday season, the federal funding that was keeping so many food pantries afloat has quickly dried up. As food insecurity in the region continues to rise, local food assistance organizations are left with more questions than answers as to how to keep up with the growing needs. Prince William Food Rescue has been coordinating with the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program as part of the Community Feeding Taskforce response to COVID since July.   During Round 3 of the program, Prince William Food Rescue (PWFR) redistributed over 10,000 USDA food boxes per week in order to support 78 food distribution sites throughout the Greater Prince William Region. That is the equivalent of 1.3 million pounds of food and nearly 1.1 million meals per month. Additionally, the Community Feeding Taskforce (CFT) was redistributing another 3,000 non-perishable food boxes in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank.  ...
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Food Waste: How Finding A Solution Could Improve Lives in Prince William

food-waste-landfill Fresh food dumped at a landfill
Shocking Statistic Alert! One-third of all food produced in the world goes to waste! That is enough food to feed three billion people in a world where 805 million people go hungry every year. Statistics reveal that 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. is wasted on an annual basis. That leaves one in seven people hungry. According to the United Nations, if we recover all the food that is lost or wasted, we will have enough to feed all those who are hungry, four times over.  Read More
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