The Emergency Food Network is unique in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County area in that we serve our local population immediately, when they are in need, no questions asked. We receive no government funding; our operation depends exclusively on the generous support of individuals, schools, businesses, area churches, and civic groups. Our operating expenses are minimal, so approximately 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to program services.

The Emergency Food Network is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your donation is fully tax deductible.

We appreciate your gifts of MONEY and/or FOOD.


Check: You may send a check to:

Emergency Food Network
P.O. Box 4373
Charlottesville, VA 22905-4373

Stock: We also accept stock donations; call us at 434-979-9180 or email

Online: You may make a secure online donation using a credit card by clicking on “Donate” below. We use PayPal, and when you click on “Donate,” a new page will open and you will have options as to the amount and which credit card you’d like to use.

You may also choose to make a monthly pledge.

Bequest: If you would like to leave a bequest to the Emergency Food Network, we participate in the Thomas Jefferson Area Leave a Legacy program of planned giving. For more information, go to

CVC: Are you a Virginia state employee? You may give to the Emergency Food Network through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC). The EFN CVC code number is 08117.



Due to Covid safety concerns, we are temporarily declining food drive donations. Please consider a monetary donation instead. Thank you, we appreciate your support!