Food Resources

Emergency Food Network – The EFN provides food to persons in need once a month, on a self-referral basis. Call (434)-979-9180 or email 

Cultivate Charlottesville’s Food Justice Network– builds racial equity in our food system through education, organizing, and advocacy. As a collective, over 35 organizations work in unique and complementary ways to build health and food security in Charlottesville. Food Access Resources can also be found on their Facebook page. Call (434)-260-3274 or email

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry – provides free food–non-perishables, fresh produce, dairy, meats, and baked goods–to help people in need in the greater Charlottesville area feed their families. There are steps to get free groceries, you can find the intake form here. Call (434)-996-7868 or email

PB&J Fund – Emergency Food Distribution on Fridays for local families. Call (434)-244-3317 or email

Daily Lunchtime Deliveries – Charlottesville City Schools has weekday deliveries, Monday through Friday, with routes running from 11:30-12:30. Each delivery contains a free hot lunch or sandwich and a breakfast bag for the next morning.  Meals are available to all children up to age 18/CHS.

Financial Resources

Community Resource Hotline – Do you need help with paying rent, an electric bill, or other basic need? The Community Resource Hotline may be able to help.

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Spanish 434-373-0930

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