Local Food Banks

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Food pantry

1207 Harris Street Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 296-3663

Emergency Food Network

900 Harris Street Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 979-9180

3 days of food, once a month

Call in from 9am-12pm. Distribution 1:30-3:30

Salvation Army of Charlottesville

207 Ridge St, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Breakfast and supper Monday-Saturday; Breakfast and mid-day meal Sunday


Loaves and Fishes

2050 Lambs Road (near Albemarle High School)

Charlottesville, VA 22901


Free groceries to low income individuals - one week's worth each month

Free Union Church of the Brethren

Food pantry

4152 Free Union Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901


Belmont Baptist Church : 434-296-7111 | 830 Monticello Ave

  • 10:30am – 2:00pm

  • Serving Charlottesville Residents

  • One per month


Crozet United Methodist : 434-823-4420 | 1156 Crozet Ave

  • 7:00am – 9:00pm every 3rd Saturday monthly

  • 9:00am- 11:00am every 4th Wednesday monthly

  • Once a month


Church of Our Savior:  434-973-6512 | 1165 East Rio Road

  • 12-30pm – 2:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays

  • 10:30am- 12:00pm Fridays

  • Once a month


Bethel Church of God in Christ

621 Dice St, Charlottesville, VA 22903


Food pantry

Holy Comforter Church 434-293-8989 | 208 East Jefferson Street

  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

  • Walk-in welcome, picture ID required

  • Once a month  


Hinton Avenue United Methodist 434-293-7049 | 750 Hinton Avenue

  • 10:00am – 2:00pm Mondays-Fridays

  • Must call one day in advance


Jefferson Park Baptist 434-293-617 | 2505 Jefferson Park Avenue

  • 9:00am – 11:00am Wednesdays

  • Walk-in welcome, three times a year


Thomas Jefferson Memorial

434-293-8179 | 717 Rugby Ave

Food pantry and soup kitchen

  • Get a number @ 9:30am, start picking up @ 11:00am to pick up food

  • 1st Friday of each month

  • Serving Albemarle, Charlottesville, Greene, Fluvanna, Nelson, Louisa

New Beginning Christian Community 434-872-0800 | Clark Elementary School, 100 Belmont Avenue

  • Provides food for anyone in need

  • Sundays only, 12:30-1:15pm (after service)

  • No ID required


Public Meals

Soup Kitchens- Charlottesville Daily Lunches-12pm – 1pm

Monday- First United Methodist Church @ 101E Jefferson St

Tuesday- Christ Episcopal Church @ 103 W Jefferson

Wednesday- First Presbyterian Church @ 500 Park St

Thursday- Holy Comforter @ 208 E Jefferson

Friday- First Baptist Church @ 735 Park St (Beginning @ 1pm)

Saturday- Salvation Army @ 207 Ridge St (Beginning @ 1pm)

Sunday- Salvation Army @ 207 Ridge St (Beginning @ 1pm)


Salvation Army Public Meals, (365 days a year) 434-295-4058 | 207 Ridge St.

Monday – Friday – Breakfast 6:45am / Dinner 6:30pm

Saturday – Breakfast 7:15am / Lunch 1pm / Dinner 6:30pm

Sunday -  Breakfast 7:15am / Lunch 1pm / Dinner 6:30pm


Clothing Banks

Central Virginia Baptist Association: 434-977-6878 | 815 Bolling Avenue, Charlottesville

Church of the Brethren 434-973-3639 | 1225 East Rio Rd, Charlottesville

Green Olive Tree Thrift Store 434-823-4523 | 5784 Three Notch’d Road, Crozet

Pregnancy Center of Central Virginia 434-979-4516 | 320 West Main St, Charlottesville

Salvation Army Thrift Stores 434-979-5230 | 604 Cherry Ave, Charlottesville

Schoolhouse Thrift Shop 434-973-2271 | 1147 East Rio Road, Charlottesville

 House of Refuge Outreach Ministries 434-984-8556 | 819 Albemarle St, Charlottesville

  • Friday’s 10am-12pm
                                                                       Food Resources for Adults, Elderly or Disabled

Senior Meal Sites (Meal is served @ 12pm)- Lunchtime meals are available Monday-Friday at the following Senior Center: Afton, Charlottesville, Crozet, Esmont, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, Scottsville, Shipman, Standardsville, and Union Run. Call your local Senior Center for more information or 434-817-5246

Meals on Wheels- Can deliver meals on temporary or long-term basis to at risk adults within the Albemarle, Charlottesville, and Western Albemarle area who are recovering from surgery, illness, or other conditions. For more information, call 434-293-4364


Home Delivered Meals- Can provide meals to adults 60+ who live within Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Green, and Nelson, who are frail, elderly and homebound. Charge for this service varies with income. For more information, call 434-817-5260


Reaching Elderly and Challenged Household (REACH)- With help of volunteers, delivers USDA food once a month to qualifying seniors who are low-income, homebound, or have special needs. For more information, call 434-296-6636.
                                                         Additional Food Resources for Families with children

WIC- Woman, Infants, and Children- can provide formula, whole milk, cheese, cereal, and beans/lentils to women who are pregnant, infants, and children up to the age of 5. Contact the Health Department at (434) 972-6200.


Kids Café- provides nutritious snacks/meals to children during the school year. The café helps to alleviate hunger and poor nutrition. Children who are hungry or have poor nutrition, are sick more, tend to be tardy of absent from school, and affects overall school performance. For more information, call 434-293-4364.


Back Pack Program- America’s Second Harvest provides children with back packs filled with nutritious and easy to prepare meals to take home on weekends, holidays, or other occasions, when free or reduced-price school lunches are not available. For more details, call 434-296-3663.