Community Feeding Taskforce
Need food? Call the Helpline - 703-794-4668
Bilingual volunteers are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-3pm. They will provide information about getting food from the nearest food distribution site closest to where you live OR setup a no-contact, direct delivery of an Emergency Food Box to your home. Food Rescue Heroes will complete the delivery using our app. Please Note: these are no-contact deliveries and our Food Rescue Heroes will only drop off the food if COVID-19 safety precautions are being followed.
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The map has food locations through the local area. Find one near to you, then click on it to open more information and how to contact them. Either call them direct or click on their website for more information and follow their instructions.
This is a collection of information for those involved in Food Rescue or Distribution. If you have information that can be posted here, please contact us.
Guidelines on Food Pantries, Distribution and Food Safety
Volunteer Prince William coordinates opportunities to volunteer with the Food Helpline and at the warehouse Monday through Friday. Opportunities to help include unloading pallets of food from trailers, preparing orders for distribution, loading food into Food Rescue Hero’s cars, and building non-perishable food boxes. Most work is done from 8am until Noon. While COVID restrictions are in place, all volunteers are required to wear masks and have their temperature checked upon arrival. To learn more or to sign-up to volunteer, please contact Deb Hannum: firstname.lastname@example.org
The warehouse and two docked refrigerated trailers gives us 42 pallet positions of cold storage and another 60+ pallet positions for non-perishable food items, plus an additional loading dock and drive-up dock for shipping and receiving.
As part of the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program, we receive truckloads of produce boxes every day. Food Rescue Heroes and two box trucks help us send out 6,000 produce boxes, 480 cases of milk, fresh vegetables, and non-perishable food boxes every week. As of December, we have redistributed 9 million pounds of food to 78 food distribution sites since April 2020.
While sending out so much produce is great, we recognized that there was still a great need for non-perishable items. Food pantry shelves were being emptied out faster than they could be stocked, families couldn’t afford to buy items they normally could have, and the supply chain was severely crippled leaving grocery store shelves bare and limits on how much could be purchased at a time. All of this contributed to our decision to begin making our own non-perishable food boxes. With the use of $1 million in PWC CARES funding designated for food purchasing, we have been working to buy bulk items to build over 2,300 food boxes every week.
Distributors are companies working with the USDA to package boxes of produce, milk, dairy, and/or meat and then ship it to nonprofit organizations all across the US for last-mile distribution into the trunks of those in need of food. We have been working with some amazing people to coordinate weekly deliveries of produce and bi-weekly deliveries of milk during Round 1 and Round 2 of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Farmers to Families Food Box (FFFB) distribution. For Rounds 3 and 4, we received USDA food boxes from Produce Source Partners and purchased additional boxes from Capital Seaboard to fill in the gaps.
- Capital Seaboard http://www.capitalseaboard.com/
- Coastal Sunbelt https://www.coastalsunbelt.com/
- De Lune Corp https://www.delunecorp.com/
- Military Produce Group (MPG) https://www.militaryproduce.com/
- Perfect Pact https://www.perfectpact.us/
- Seashore Fruit and Produce http://seashoreeast.com/
- Chelan Fresh https://www.chelanfresh.com/