Greater Prince William Food Council Seeks Community’s Help

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Provided by Northern Virginia Family Service

(11/13/14 – Manassas) The Greater Prince William Food Council, a not-for-profit, grassroots anti-hunger organization, is requesting help in identifying emergency food assistance programs throughout the county that serve low-income residents of the community. The information will be used to create a professional resource guide for emergency food providers, to help enable and encourage the sharing of resources, best practices and funding opportunities. The Council is particularly interested in learning about the work of faith-based food pantries.

Organizations are encouraged to visit the Council’s website at www.gpwfoodcouncil.org to take a short, fifteen-question survey. Simply click on the link located on the homepage to be taken to the survey, which will take approximately five minutes to complete. Results will be published and shared with participants in early 2015. The Council is grateful to AARP for their support of this project.

The Greater Prince William Food Council is comprised of anti-hunger leaders and stakeholders from throughout Greater Prince William County. Goals for the upcoming year include:

  • Working with the public schools to increase participation in the school breakfast program;
  • Working with other local non-profits, faith-based organizations, and community centers to connect more seniors, veterans and the homeless to SNAP;
  • Working with school and community partners to expand both afterschool and summer meal sites; and
  • Helping expand the Capital Area Food Bank’s Kid Café and Senior Brown Bag programs within the County.

For more information, visit Greater Prince William Food Council at www.GPWFoodCouncil.org or email pryan@gpwfoodcouncil.org.

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