Free food pantries and groceries Albemarle County
Locate free food banks and pantries in Albemarle County that offer a box of groceries, personal toiletries or household supplies. Charities, churches and government distribution centers help low-income families. Get free fresh or canned groceries today, infant formula, paper products, diapers, and much more from a pantry near you. Find a free food bank or soup kitchen near you in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Assistance is wide ranging. Many of the free emergency food pantries also service holiday meals or give away Christmas or Thanksgiving baskets of groceries. There are also meals on wheels services for Albemarle County senior citizens or disabled people, or get free dog or cat food from a pantry. What may also be more widely available are applications to SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers for infant formula and other state of Virginia public aid programs. Or locate a church for help near you.
There are also drive thru food pantries open today and distribution centers for college students or administrative staff. Find a phone number to other free food programs in the Albemarle County area at the bottom of the page. The services administered for low-income families and people with no money are very diverse.
Get free food and meals in Albemarle County and Charlottesville VA
Church of Our Saviour Social Ministry
Address is 1165 Rio Road East, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Phone: (434)973-6512
They offer short term emergency aid during periods of distress and linkage to long term support. The assistance in Albemarle County ranges from a box of groceries to clothing, spiritual guidance, applications to USDA food stamps and much more. Get cereal, pasta, canned meat or tuna, fruits or vegetables and other items from the free pantry.
Church of the Incarnation
Location is 1465 Incarnation Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901. For hours, dial (434)973-4381
Referrals are needed from a social service provider in Albemarle County. There may be free canned or fresh food, diapers, soap, razors, and hygiene items, and blankets for the homeless. Christmas and Thanksgiving meals and toys are also available seasonally.
Emergency Food Bank Charlottesville Albemarle (EFB)
900 Harris St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: (434)979-9180
Self-referrals are allowed. Up to 3 days of groceries, canned soup, meats, dairy, and formula may be given to income qualified families, including the working poor. They help people apply for government benefits using SNAP outreach or EBT card applications. Get low-sodium food, pasta, infant formula and more, or even locate emergency food stamp applications online.
Bethel Church of God In Christ
621 Dice Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902-1352. Main phone - 434-977-6447
Salvation Army Charlottesville Corp
207 Ridge Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone number (434)295-4058
Free boxes of food, groceries, and holiday meal baskets are offered to low-income families as well as single mothers. Programs include a thrift store, clothing closet, and food pantry. The Albemarle County non-profit also has the Angel Tree Christmas meal and gift program as well as school supplies for children. More on Charlottesville Salvation Army low-income assistance.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Charlottesville - Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian
A free food pantry is at 717 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Phone number for intake is (434)293-8179
Church of the Living God Charlottesville Branch
Address: 1417 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Phone: (434) 227-9888
Ministerios Profeticos Palabra Viva
Address: 1827A Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Phone: (804) 216-0399
There are free groceries, food boxes and social services, including for immigrants and migrant workers. Get culturally and ethnic groceries, counseling, and other help.
Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia - Albemarle
1416 Greenbrier Place, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901. Call (434)220-3777
They help new or pregnant moms, including single parents. Maternity clothing, counseling, information on clinics, and free baby formula is just some of what may be offered. They also have information on the TEFAP - Emergency Food Program.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
851 Owensville Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Dial 434-979-6354
The food bank is open the Third Wednesday of each month from 4:00-6:00pm.
Loaves and Fishes
2050 Lambs Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Main phone number is 434-996-7868
The case managers will refer clients to everything from applications to SNAP food stamps to emergency housing or also provide a free bag of groceries in a crisis. The charity has other programs too for the poor, unemployed and struggling.
Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church
Location is 401 Harris Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903. Telephone number is 434-293-7430
Holy Comforter Catholic Church
208 E Jefferson St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5105. Dial 434 293-8989 or (434) 295-7185
Volunteers help the less fortunate in Albemarle County, regardless of religion. Free holiday food baskets, boxes of groceries, paper goods, and counseling is all available. There may also be warm blankets for those in poverty, hot meals (including delivery to the homebound) and other aid.
Church of God Southside - Southside Church of God clothing closet and food pantry
The pantry is at 1807 Avon St Ext, Charlottesville, VA 22902-8710. Main phone - 434-295-3413
Everything from food to household items like toilet paper, soap detergent and more is offered. They also serve free hot meals, including during the holidays, and offer everything from shelf stable groceries to dairy, eggs, meat and more.
Calvary Hill Baptist Church
Main location is 1675 Avon Street Ext, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: (434) 293-6415 or Dial 434-244-9526
Calvary Chapel of Greene
Address: 50 Sassafras Ln, Ruckersville, VA 22968. Phone: (434) 760-4725
Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church
Address: 6566 Spring Hill Rd, Ruckersville, VA 22968. Phone: (434) 985
New Beginnings Christian Community
1130 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone: (434) 964-6314 or Dial 434 989-3371 for hours.
Counseling, Thanksgiving turkeys, small toys for kids, and spiritual guidance is all provided in Albemarle County.
Holy Comforter Church Social Ministry
Address is 208 E Jefferson St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Call (434) 295-7185
A food pantry and soup kitchen are open at this charity.
Buck Mountain Episcopal Church
Main address - 4133 Earlysville Road, Earlysville, Virginia 22936-0183. Telephone number is 434 973-2054
Crozet United Methodist Church
1156 Crozet Avenue, Crozet, Virginia 22932-0070. Dial the agency at 434-823-4420
Additional free food programs near you in Albemarle County
For referrals to other food pantries or soup kitchens in the region, dial 540.248.3663. There is also the Blue Ride GA area Feeding America center. Callers can also learn about government program and charitable services, such as Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution, Meals on Wheels, or the TEFAP - Emergency Food Assistance Program.
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