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How to Fight Hunger and Climate Change

March 17, 2022

What if I told you there was a way to support #2 and #13 of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals? And that if you lived in and around the Commonwealth of Virginia, you could see this impact locally? Listen in to Aaron Tolson, CEO of Northern Virginia Food Rescue as he describes the history of this young organization that is using their Food Rescue Hero technology to rally a community of millions. All we have to do is eliminate food waste and as a byproduct, reduce methane gases which will preserve the atmosphere on our planet #WinWinWin

Food Resiliency and Accessibility with Northern Virginia Food Rescue’s Aaron Tolson

March 4, 2022

Your host, Greg Ballard talks with Aaron Tolson of Northern Virginia Food Rescue. Northern Virginia Food Rescue is leveraging experience partnering with 412 Food Rescue in Pittsburgh, PA, and successfully implementing the Prince William Food Rescue program to establish individual county Food Rescue Programs (FRPs) and redistribution operations to improve food resiliency and accessibility for the entire region.

Food rescue program combats hunger in Fairfax, Prince William

December 17, 2021

A non-profit – with help from many volunteers – is making sure that food is getting to those who need it.

Northern Virginia Food Rescue Creates App

November 23, 2021

The goals of preventing food waste and addressing hunger are spreading across multiple counties.

Northern Virginia Food Rescue Launches New Multi-County App

November 22, 2021

Northern Virginia Food Rescue (NOVA-FR) has been working with the Food Rescue Hero team in Pittsburgh to develop a brand new app that would allow for multi-county food rescue programs.

Northern Virginia Food Rescue Rapidly Expanded To Become Virginia’s Largest Food Rescue Organization

August 10, 2021

After launching a successful food rescue in Prince William County, Virginia, Aaron Tolson and his team are set to begin serving additional counties in Northern Virginia.

Virginia food rescue program saves more than 11 million pounds of food

February 20, 2021

Hundreds of families show up to the St. Thomas food pantry in Manassas on Saturdays as part of the Prince William Food Rescue program.

ACTS Use App to Rescue Good Food to Combat Hunger

October 27, 2020

The Dumfries, Virginia-based nonprofit launched its Prince William Food Rescue app in August of 2019. The program organizes deliveries – or “rescues – from donor locations throughout the county including grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and hospitals to several distribution locations that include churches, community centers, senior facilities, and schools.

Food Rescue Hero City Partners Respond to COVID-19

Our city partners found new ways to serve their communities during a difficult time, and welcomed new volunteers to the Food Rescue Hero app, a safe way to volunteer at a distance.

Nonprofit in Prince William County Introduces Food Delivery App

April 8, 2020

Prince William County’s “Food Rescue Hero” app lets volunteers deliver groceries to those in need from a safe distance.

‘Food rescue’ app helps make sure food in Prince William County gets to those who need it

April 5, 2020

Want to help your community while still social distancing? In Virginia’s Prince William County, there’s an app for that — Prince William Food Rescue.

200,000 pounds of food rescued by Prince William nonprofit

February 17, 2020

Prince William Food Rescue, a local initiative to mobilize volunteers to reduce food waste, has delivered more than 200,000 pounds of food — the equivalent of nearly 101,000 meals.

Prince William Food Rescue aims to keep fresh food out of landfill

August 19, 2019

Prince William County Food Rescue is a new effort underway in the region to pair caterers, restaurants, and grocery stores with food pantries to deliver more fresh produce and dairy items to those who need them most.