Support Our Food Pantry

The ACTS food pantry gives away over 50,000 pounds of food each month to those in need in our community.

The ACTS Food Pantry aims to provide its clients with nutritious foods. To help us do so, please keep these tips in mind when selecting items to donate

Healthy Eating

  • Limit foods high in fat and sugar. Consider donating foods high in fiber and low in added sugars (i.e fruit packed in 100 % juice rather than syrup, cereal with less than 6 g of sugar)
  • Packaged foods are often high in sodium. Look for foods labeled “low sodium,” “reduced sodium” or “no added salt”
  • Whole grains - Look for brown rice and other whole-grain products. By consuming whole-grain foods, families get more fiber and vitamins with each bite.

Making Donations

food drop offDonations can be made at 3901 ACTS Lane in Dumfries. Please bring all donations to the door next to the garage door of the Family Services Building on the right hand side of ACTS Lane. We accept refrigerated and frozen items, produce, dairy, and non-perishables.

Donation drop off hours are Mondays, Thursdays - 9-11:30am/1-3pm; Tuesdays - 1-3pm/5-6:30pm; Wednesdays - CLOSED; Fridays - 9-11:30am only. Please do not leave food items on property after hours as we will have to dispose of them. We cannot accept food donations any time other than those listed above.

Items We Urgently Need

Canned and Dried Food

  • Breakfast items cereal, oatmeal, grits, etc.
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Honey
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Brown Rice
  • Milk
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned soup
  • Coffee

General Items

  • Pull-ups and diapers size 5/6
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Perishable Items

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Yogurt
  • Chickin
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables

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