How To Get Free Groceries


Come to the Pantry

Please visit us during food distribution hours at 2050 Lambs Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901, near Albemarle High School (see map below). Please arrive NO MORE THAN 1 HOUR before the Pantry opens. Masks are required.
Food Distribution Hours

Tuesdays 3:00-7:00 PM by appointment ONLY (click here to make appointment)
Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 PM
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Pantry will be closed on holidays or if weather makes travel dangerous. We post closings on our website, TV, radio, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Photo by K Finn, Charlottesville Porchraits


Park where directed and please STAY IN YOUR CAR.
Parking and Facility Rules
  • Do not arrive more than one hour before pantry opens.
  • Follow instructions given by Loaves & Fishes staff and volunteers.
  • For safety reasons, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE while waiting to pick up groceries. You MUST control children in your care and keep them in your vehicle.
  • Wear a mask when speaking with staff, volunteers, and other pantry visitors.
  • Please keep your car music levels low. 
  • Unruly and disruptive behavior is strictly prohibited on the property and in the Pantry.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the property. Anyone who appears to be intoxicated will be refused service.
  • No weapons are allowed.
  • No profanity, verbal harassment, or loud, unruly voices are allowed.
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry reserves the right to ask anyone who does not follow our rules to leave the Pantry. Individuals who repeatedly violate these rules may be permanently banned from coming to Loaves & Fishes.

Check in from your car

A staff member will come to your car window and ask for the birthdate and name for the head of the household. If you are new to the pantry we will give you a form to collect 1) Names and birth dates of everyone in your household, 2) Address and phone number, and 3) Total monthly household income. The staff member will wear a mask.
New Client Form

Pick up groceries

When it is your turn, staff will show you where to move your car. We bring groceries for you to load in your car.

Unable to Get to Loaves & Fishes? Name a "Proxy."

If you need food but cannot get to Loaves & Fishes, you can authorize someone to pick up and bring food to you. Call (434) 996-7868 or send a completed intake form with the name and phone number of the "alternate" who will be picking up for you.

Client general intake form

Formulario general para el uso del programa informático

Registration form Farsi

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

  2050 Lambs Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

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