Food Industry Partnerships

A significant percentage of the food we distribute comes from the food industry — from growers, packers, retailers, manufacturers, and more.

Thank you! Your support is more important than ever as we respond to tough economic times and increased demand for charitable food assistance. From off-grades to code-dates, we can turn your liabilities into assets that nourish families in our community. Our goal is to help you help those in need.

Our Facilities

Our central facility in Verona and our three branch locations in Winchester, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville means we have enough warehouse space to safely store up to 2,033 pallet spaces of food.

Quick facts:

  • 2,916 square-foot freezer space, combined
  • 2,681 square-foot cooler space, combined
  • 4 refrigerated tractor trailers
  • 9 refrigerated box trucks

Due to high levels of need, food moves quickly through our warehouses and out to hunger-relief agencies. These agencies are monitored to ensure that donated products do not re-enter the market and are handled and served in accordance with all applicable laws.

What can be donated?

Short-dated product, produce, perishable foods, production overruns, off-specification products, mislabeled or unlabeled packages, discontinued brands, bulk, private-label brands, salvage, reformulation, customer returns, test product inventory and seasonal items.

What are the benefits of donating?

  • Reduction of storage, transportation and dumping fees
  • Receipts for tax deductions
  • Free product pick up
  • Recognition for the impact you make on our local community
  • Alignment with NTFB through potential benefits and recognition

Worried about liability?

The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects companies from civil and criminal liability suits. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank adheres to safe food handling practices and passes regular inspections by Feeding America, the FDA, USDA, and AIB.

A recall notification system is in place.

To Donate:

Contact Greg Knight, Food Sourcing Manager