Hours to Get Groceries:   TUE 6:30-8:30 PM  |  WED 2:00-4:00 PM  |  THUR 6:30-8:30 PM  |  SAT 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Neighbors Nourishing Neighbors

Loaves & Fishes' mission is to give food with kindness and compassion to those seeking assistance while providing an opportunity for volunteers to serve their neighbors in Charlottesville and surrounding communities

Get Groceries

Visit once each month to get free groceries for your household.
See how to get free groceries at Loaves & Fishes.


Join us for a couple of hours once a month or once a week to experience the joy of nourishing your neighbors. Learn more.

Support Our Mission

There are a number of ways to support our mission with donations, as well as goods and services and easy giving programs.

Why Loaves & Fishes?

As the largest agency of the local Food Bank, we are working to strengthen our community by combatting Hunger.

Three of the Many Reasons to Support Our Mission

36% of those we serve are children under the age of 18. Malnutrition impacts school performance, which in turn impacts career paths and the future of our community.
Many of our clients work, but wages may not be enough to fully support their families, many of which are multi-generational.
Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
Boy reader with mom

Did you know?


is the food insecurity rate in Charlottesville, with similar rates in surrounding counties.



people were served by the Pantry in 2018 (more than 16,500 households).


29 pounds

of food (about 8 days’ worth) are taken home from the average monthly visit.



of our clients are age 60 or older, and 11% are disabled.


Download a PDF of Our Brochure


Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

  2050 Lambs Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901






Hours for Getting Groceries

Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Administrative Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Pantry is closed on holidays and during severe weather. Closings will be posted on Twitter (@Cville_Loaves).

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