Available Food Resources in the Community

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Available Food Resources in the Community

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly the Food Stamps Program | Charlottesville Department of Social Services | (434) 970-3400
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 expedited SNAP benefits (7 days to process).

Food Banks:
Emergency Food Bank (EFB) | (434) 979-9180 | 900 Harris Street
Food orders may be placed by phone 9 a.m. to 12 noon Monday through Friday. Food must be picked up on the day the order is placed.  Pick up time is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. EFB provides a three day supply of food to persons in need one time per month on a self-referral basis. Thereafter, by agency referral only. 

Belmont Baptist Church | (434) 296-7111 | 830 Monticello Avenue
Provides staple food items to individuals in need.  Open Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Church of our Saviour | (434) 973-6512 | 1165 East Rio Road
Provides a two-day supply of food once every four weeks.  Photo ID is required.  Open every Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. and every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Ebenezer Baptist Church | (434) 296-7158 | 113 Sixth Street NW
Provides staple food items to individuals in need.  Open the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the white building next to the church.  Call the church office for special needs outside of the listed time.

Hinton Avenue United Methodist Church | (434) 293-7049 | 750 Hinton Avenue
Provides staple food items to individuals in need.  Call one day in advance to arrange pick up.

Holy Comforter Church | (434) 293-8989 | 208 East Jefferson Street
Provides staple food items to individuals in need one time per month.  Photo ID is required.  Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Loaves and Fishes Pantry | (434) 996-7868 | 370-East Greenbrier Drive
Provides staple food items to individuals in need one time per month.  Open Saturdays, 10:00am to 1:00pm; Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm; Wednesdays, 2:00pm to 4:00pm; and Thursdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

New Beginnings Christian Community | (434) 872-0800 | 1000 Belmont Avenue
Provides staple food items to individuals in need.  Open every Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church | (434) 293-8179 | 717 Rugby Road
Provides staple food items to individuals in need.  Open the first Friday of each month only.  Recipients must be at the church by 9:30 a.m. Picture ID is required.

Soup Kitchens:
Daily meals are available for anyone hungry at the following locations:

Monday        First United Methodist Church at 101 E Jefferson St, beginning at noon.
Tuesday       Christ Episcopal Church at 103 W Jefferson St, beginning at noon.           
Wednesday   First Presbyterian Church at 500 Park St, beginning at noon.
Thursday     Holy Comforter Church at 208 E Jefferson St, beginning at noon.
Friday          First Baptist Church at 735 Park St, beginning at 1 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday   Salvation Army at 207 Ridge St, beginning at 1 p.m.

Salvation Army Public Meals Program | (434) 295-4058 | 207 Ridge Street
Breakfast and dinner are open to general public on weekdays and all three meals are offered on weekends. Breakfast begins at 6:45 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday; lunch is served at 1 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Haven - Kay's Kitchen | (434) 973-1234 |112 West Market Street
Breakfast is available Monday through Saturday between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.   On Sundays, between April and October, continental breakfast is served at 10:00 a.m.

Delivered Food Items:
Community Meals on Wheels | (434) 293-4364
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- Friday, including all holidays that fall on weekdays. Serves some areas of Albemarle County. Charges vary with income, reduced/waived for those eligible.

Thomas Jefferson Area Food Bank REACH Program - Reaching Elderly and Challenged Households | (434) 296-3663
Delivers supplementary food boxes once a month to qualifying elderly and disabled individuals who do not have transportation.

JABA Home Delivered Meals | (434) 817-5222
Provides meals to adults 60 years of age or older who are incapacitated due to accident, illness, or frailty.  Charges for this service may apply depending on recipient's income.  Call the phone number listed for more information.