What We Do

Loaves & Fishes provides groceries at no cost to low-income families within and around the Charlottesville community. We are always in need of volunteers and monetary donations to serve the hungry in our community. Loaves & Fishes is able to purchase food at greatly discounted prices, so your monetary contributions go further with us than food donations, but we are very grateful to receive either. We are a tax-exempt organization and donations are tax deductible.

Our Mission


To give food with kindness and compassion to those seeking assistance while providing an opportunity for volunteers to serve their neighbors in Charlottesville and surrounding communities.

We are neighbors nourishing neighbors.

Want to learn more? Watch videos about our mission.

NAP Tax Credits

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry has a limited number of Virginia Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits available for new donors who give $1,000 or more. Credits are awarded at 50% of the donation value (e.g., $1,000 in credits for a donation of $2,000). Credits are available on a first come, first served basis, and it is the responsibility of the donor to verify if credits are still available before making a donation. Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

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