What We Do

Loaves & Fishes provides groceries at no cost to low-income families within and around the Charlottesville community. We are always in need of volunteers and food/money donations to continue to serve the hungry in our community. Loaves & Fishes is able to purchase food at greatly discounted prices, so your monetary contributions go further with us than food donations, but we are very grateful to receive either. We are a tax-exempt organization and donations are tax deductible.

Our Mission

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.

We are neighbors nourishing neighbors.

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Build Today Feed Tomorrow Capital Campaign

Build Today, Feed TomorrowWe are so grateful for all of you who donated generously to help us raise the $1.2 million needed for the renovation of our permanent home on Lambs Road! We have now met our financial obligations for the move and renovation, and can focus all of our energies on distributing food as effectively as possible to better nourish the low-income families in our community. Our "Client Choice" model allows clients selection in many of the foods they receive and reduces food waste. This model, introduced in August 2015, has met with positive reviews by both clients and volunteers!

NAP Tax Credits

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry has a limited number of Virginia Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits available for new donors who give $2,000 or more. Credits are awarded at 50% of the donation value ($1,000 in credits for a donation of $2,000). Credits are available on a first come, first served basis, and it is the responsibility of the donor to verify if credits are still available before making a donation. Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

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