Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry's mission is to give food with kindness and compassion to anyone who seeks assistance while providing an opportunity for volunteers to help their neighbors.

Grocery Pickup or Food Donations

GET GROCERIES — Drive-through:  WED 2:00–4:00 PM  |  THUR 6:30–8:30 PM  |  SAT 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
► Parking lot opens one hour before the pantry opens. Please park where directed and stay in your car. Our staff and volunteers will assist you.

GET GROCERIES by Appointment:  TUES 4:00–7:00 PM — Reservations Required
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► Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your appointment.

DONATE: MON, THURS & FRI 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |  TUES 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Click here for a list of most needed items
► Please, no used/open food items.


November 28, 2023 is Giving Tuesday!

On #GivingTuesday and all year long, please think of those in our community who may struggle from time-to-time to make ends meet.

Donate online: DONATE SECURELY one time or set up a monthly payment to help us support community households all year!

Purchase Loaves & Fishes T-shirts, travel mugs, and beanies.

#givingtuesday #cvilleloaves


Learn more about how Loaves & Fishes is currently using volunteers to support our COVID operations.

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?

See how we are working to strengthen our community by combatting hunger. View our Videos.

Some of the Many Reasons to Support Our Mission

31% of those receiving food in 2021 were children under the age of 18. Not having enough healthy food each month can impact school performance, which in turn impacts career paths and the future of our community.
Many pantry visitors work, but wages are not be enough to fully support their household, many of which are multi-generational.
Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
Loaves & Fishes is committed to equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability. We prohibit discrimination in all aspects of our policies, practices, operations, and programs.
Boy reader with mom

Did you know?


is the percentage of people without access to enough healthy food each month in Charlottesville, with similar rates in surrounding counties.



people received food from the Pantry in 2021.


10 days

of food (about 37 pounds) per person are taken home from the average visit.



of pantry visitors are age 60 or older.


Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

  2050 Lambs Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901








Hours for Getting Groceries

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

Parking lot does not open until one hour before the pantry.

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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