Mobile Food Pantry
Delivering Fresh, Healthy Food to Rural Communities
The Mobile Food Pantry allows us to reach poverty-stricken areas in remote, rural communities in the counties surrounding Charlottesville – southern Albemarle, Nelson, Buckingham and Fluvanna counties.
We work in partnership with local food pantries, churches and community centers to reach people in need. Eight times each month, we distribute more than five tons of nutritious food, much of it perishable items like produce, meat and dairy products.
Navigating winding country roads, our driver made the first delivery in late December 2010, and today, we are serving 4,200 individuals each month. We typically distribute the food outdoors at a church or community center where dozens of volunteers are waiting to unload the truck and help bag groceries for people in need.
The Mobile Food Pantry is made possible by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Better Living Foundation, Perry Foundation, MLG Foundation, Bio-Cat, Inc., Bama Works Fund, Charlottesville Rotary Club, Nelson County Community Fund, United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area and Bank of America. Together, they have contributed $325,000 toward this new and exciting venture.