Hours to Get Groceries:   WED 2:00-4:00 PM  |  THUR 6:30-8:30 PM  |  SAT 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Parking lot does not open until one hour before the pantry.

By Appointment Only:   TUES 3:00-7:00PM
DO NOT arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

Donations accepted TUES & THURS 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, FRI 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Drive-through grocery pickup

Loaves & Fishes now offers two ways to get food!

Drive-through pickup: We provide drive-through food pickup on Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 PM, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Please arrive no more than 1 hour before opening. Park where directed and stay in your car. Our staff and volunteers will assist you.

Groceries by appointment: You can make an appointment to get your groceries.  Using our online reservation system, you can schedule a time on Tuesdays 3:00-7:00 PM to pick up your groceries.  Click here to get more information and make your reservation.

Masks are required. Thank you for your help stopping the spread of COVID-19!

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 up to two times each month to get free groceries for your household.
See how to get free groceries during COVID-19 at Loaves & Fishes.


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?

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

38% 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.
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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 were served by the Pantry in 2019.


29 pounds

of food (about a week's worth) per person are taken home from the average visit.



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


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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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