Vienna, VA – October 23, 2015

Neil Young wrote the song in 1971 titled “Heart of Gold” with lyrics starting with “I’m Living, I’m giving, I’m searching for a Heart of Gold”.  In Fall 2015, ActioNet, Inc. sponsored a “Heart of Gold” food drive competition, collecting non-perishable food items through October 22, 2015, to help fill the shelves at the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).  There were 8 teams registered in the competition.  Our fierce and friendly competition to claim the title for the Heart of Gold took on the larger Mission of helping the many starving people in the world and we REALLY wanted to make a difference.  There is approximately 1 in 7 people in the world that go to bed hungry.  Our mission is to feed Americans and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Our Top 3 Winning Teams were as follows: “We CAN Do It” (Gold), “CANUCOPIA” (Silver) and “Show Me Your CANS” (Bronze).  As of 10/23/2015, we have collected over 3,377 food items.  All the members in the group contributed, we had fun and the outcome as you can see from the picture is rewarding for all of us.  ActioNeters work hard, play hard, live healthy and have Hearts of Gold!!!

About The Arlington Food Assistance Center

AFAC is in need of extra help this year as recent food drives have only brought in about half the normal amount even though those in need have increased. AFAC currently distributes over 80,000 pounds of food to nearly 2,200 families each week.

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About ActioNet, Inc.

ActioNet, Inc., headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, is a CMMI-DEV Level 4 and CMMI-SVC Level 4, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ISO 9001, HDI-certified, woman-owned IT Solutions Provider with strong qualifications and expertise in Cloud-based Solutions, Cyber Security and Agile Software Engineering. As a Mission-Focused, Client-Centric and Results Driven organization, ActioNet also follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology as well as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards. ActioNet has outstanding financial performance, as evidenced by our “Exceeds Customer Expectations” and the highest 5A1 Financial Rating from Dun & Bradstreet, a 92 out of 100 rating from Open Ratings, the 2014 National Capital Corporate Growth Award by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and Washington Technology Top 100 2012-2019. ActioNet’s human capital leadership is recognized by being designated one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) 2013-2017 and Washington Post Top Workplaces 2014- 2020. For more information, please visit our website at

Contact: Michelle Barnes, 703-204-0090 Ext. 102, [email protected]