On Friday, August 19th, the Beverly Warren Emergency Shelter received a donation of 25 brown bag lunches for the clients that reside there. This generous donation was made by Ms. Terri Walton and a group from The Greater Praise Temple Ministries, who represent several different groups and organizations that make recurring food donations to ACTS. From the Food Pantry to the Emergency Shelter, food and necessary items such as toiletries are the most important donations we receive at ACTS, and it is through the help of our community partners that we are able to prevent hunger to our neighbors in Prince William County.
Meanwhile the Food Pantry, which has already assisted over 8,000 households this year alone, is gearing up for ACTS' largest giving event in November called "Operation Turkey." During this event, ACTS provides essential Thanksgiving Dinner items like stuffing and canned vegetables along with vouchers for turkeys to our clients who register through our Emergency Assistance program. Families will have the opportunity to sign up for this event in the next few weeks, and last year, 794 households received 9,763 pounds of food. We hope to provide even more meals this year, and are continuously indebted to our donors who provide relief to our neighbors in this way.