In Need

** During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Emergency Food Network will operate on Mondays and Fridays only. **

If you live in Charlottesville or Albemarle County, you can call us once a month to get a three-day supply of food for your family.

Call (434) 979-9180 between 9 and noon on a Monday or Friday morning.

Come to our distribution site at 900 Harris St. between 1:30 and 3:30 that same day to pick up your food.

Here’s what you’ll get: canned tuna and chicken, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, canned beans, soup, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese mix, bread, margarine, cheese, and milk. If you are diabetic, ask for a special diabetic bag.

Baby food and formula, as well as certain special foods needed for medical reasons, are provided on request.

People with no kitchen may request special orders containing ready-to-eat foods and eating utensils.


The United Way of Greater Charlottesville has compiled a list of additional resources that might also be helpful to you.