Food Resources

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank  (434) 296.3663

Thomas Jefferson Area Branch, 1207 Harris Street, Charlottesville

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank supports approximately 250 pantries, soup kitchens and outreach programs across Western and Central Virginia which distribute food directly to anyone in need. Go to their website for a food assistance locator to find a food pantry nearest you http://www.brafb.org/GetHelp/PantryLocator.aspx.

Hours of operation:  Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Meals On Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle  (434) 293-4364

2270 Ivy Road, Charlottesville

Provides hot, nutritious meals to homebound Charlottesville and Albemarle residents who are unable to cook their own meals and who have no one to help them.  Meals are delivered by volunteers every Monday through Friday, including all holidays that fall on weekdays.  Serves some areas of Albemarle County.  Charges vary with income, reduced/waived for those eligible.

Emergency Food Bank (EFB)  (434) 979-9180

900 Harris Street, Charlottesville

Food orders may be placed only by phone 9am-12noon Monday—Friday.  Food must be picked up on the day the order is placed 1:30pm-3:30pm Monday-Friday.  EFB provides a three day supply of food to persons in need once a month, on a self-referral basis.  Thereafter, by agency referral only. 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps)                                                         

Provides assistance with food needs for individuals and families.  A swipe card is used in the grocery store to purchase food items.  Eligibility is determined on the basis of a household’s size, income and resources.  Households with little or no income and resources are eligible for expeditedSNAP benefits (7 days to process).  For more information, contact your local Department of Social Services.

Salvation Army Public Meals Program  (434)295-4058

207 Ridge Street, Charlottesville                                                           

Breakfast and dinner are open to general public on weekdays and all three meals on weekends.  Breakfast begins at 6:45 am  Monday - Friday and at 7:15 am on Saturday and Sunday; lunch is served from 12 noon-12:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday and dinner begins at 6:30 pm Monday through Sunday for the general public. 

Soup Kitchens           

Daily meals are available for anyone hungry at the following locations and times:

Monday                   First United Methodist Church @ 101 E Jefferson St.: Noon to 1:00 pm

Tuesday                  Christ Episcopal Church @ 103 W Jefferson St.: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Wednesday              First Presbyterian @ 500 Park St.: Noon to 1:00

Thursday                 Holy Comforter @ 208 E Jefferson St.: Noon to 1:00 pm               

Friday                      First Baptist Church @ 735 Park St.: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Daily Breakfast         The Haven @ First & Market  

Saturday & Sunday   Salvation Army @ 207 Ridge St : See times listed above