Who We Are
Founded in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is the largest organization alleviating hunger in Western and Central Virginia. In all, we serve 25 counties and 9 cities on either side of the Blue Ridge through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and Verona.
We provide nutritious food to 145,600 different people each year through a far-reaching network of food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, churches and nonprofit groups.
We are members of Feeding America, a national organization supporting more than 200 food banks across the country, and the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the U.S. In 2009, Feeding America named the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank the Member of the Year for our outstanding program standards and efficiency.
Our Mission: To feed the hungry through a network of community organizations in central and western Virginia, and to engage our communities in the fight to end hunger locally and nationally.