Our Hunger Prevention Center has expanded allowing us to help even more families struggling to put food on the table, and we want to help you! Clients are eligible to obtain food assistance through the ACTS Hunger Prevention Center once per month. Food is distributed on a walk-in basis. No appointment needed.
There are two ways you can receive food:
Without Documentation - One time assistance
- Emergency Bag
- Main Bag + Bread + Peanut Butter
With Documentation - Ongoing Assistance
- Main Bag
- USDA Bag (if qualified)
- Pet Food
From May to November we occasionally have additional produce provided by the local farmer’s market which we have available outside the HPC for you to share.
Even though the Affordable Care Act provided millions of people with insurance coverage for prescription medications, not everyone qualified. Based on available funding, we can provide limited prescription assistance if you have no insurance.
Health and Wellness Program
In addition to providing food assistance, we want to provide you with resources that will help you maintain, or improve, your overall health. Acts Health and Wellness Program will provide clients with the knowledge and access to information regarding their dietary needs. In the coming months, the program will also feature guided classes with Wegmans' Head Chefs where clients can learn to cook on a better budget as well as learn to cook with things that they can receive through the Hunger Prevention Center. Spaces are limited.
Operation Give Thanks
November is that special time of the year where ACTS partners with our community to help food insecure families to enjoy a meal during the Thanksgiving holiday. Operation Give Thanks runs from November 1st and will continuing through 4:00 p.m. on November 20th. For those families that we serve, ACTS will be distributing a Thanksgiving Bag along with their regular allocation of food.
SIX STEP RECIPE FOR A SUCCESSFUL OPERATION:
Who: Great Donors Just Like You (i.e., Individuals, Families, Faith-Based Communities, Schools, Civic Groups, Businesses, and Other Organizations).
What: See List of Items Needed Below.
Where: Drop Off Donations at ACTS Hunger Prevention Center, 17958 Dr. David Cline Lane, Dumfries, VA.
When: November 1, 2019 – November 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
How: Made Possible Through the Support of Those Like You -- Our Valued Donors.
Why: Last Year we Provided Thanksgiving Meals for Nearly 1,000 Families in Need. This Year, With Your Help, We Can Make a Greater Impact for Those Who May be Struggling.
Here is What we Need in Order to Make Operation Give Thanks a Success:
- Cranberry Sauce
- Gravy (Can, Jar, or Gravy Mix Packet)
- Green Beans
- Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Jiffy Corn Bread Mix or Biscuit Mix
- Pie Crust
- Pumpkin Pie or Fruit Pie Filling
- Yams or Sweet Potatoes