In the midst of the holiday cheer, take a moment to think about the hundreds of local families who are struggling in tough situations, often without income. It may just be a short-term situation, but still, they need to provide food for their family. This is where our local food bank can help.
Are you familiar with the Charlottesville-Albemarle Emergency Food Bank? It’s a volunteer organization that provides a 3-day food supply to local individuals and families in need.
What foods are provided in the emergency grocery bags? FRESH milk, margarine and bread, for starters. Also, nonperishable foods such as canned tuna, soups and stews, peanut butter for protein; canned fruits and vegetables; and then pasta, rice and beans for grains.
If you know of someone in need, contact the Charlottesville-Albemarle Emergency Food Bank at (434) 979-9180. Call Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-12:00PM, and then pick up your food bags that afternoon between 1:30-3:30PM.
The Emergency Food Bank also provides baby food and formula, snacks for the Bright Stars pre-school program, and food supplies to the groups that feed lunch to the homeless.