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Updates for Volunteers

Find updates about your shift here.

Things to Remember for Your Volunteer Time

Thank you so much for volunteering!  Here's a few things to remember as you volunteer:

  1. Wear comfortable shoes that cover your feet.  No open toed shoes or sandals.
  2. Enter through the volunteer entrance at the back (not the glass doors at front).
  3. Don't forget to sign in and sign out.  The volunteer hours help us in applying for grants, and help us measure how well we are fulfilling our mission. It's a small way you can help us by allowing us to accurately show the many hours that volunteers give to this work. 
  4. Please plan to be on time and stay until closing unless you have notified Nancy-Lee in advance. Sometimes if we are not busy, the shift leader may let you go early, but please check with the shift leader before leaving.  
  5. Please leave your name badge when you sign out.  We reuse the plastic covers for the next crew of volunteers, so we need them left behind.
  6. We are very thankful for you, our awesome volunteers!  Thank you for your service!  

Pantry Closed Thursday Mar 3

The pantry will wil be closed tonight, Thursday March 3, 2016, due to bad weather.  We will update this website and our message line with updates about closings.  We anticipate being open on Saturday 3/5 10am-1pm.  Please call our message line at 434-978-7481 and check local TV stations for up-to-date closing information.

Thank you for your cheerful service

T-shirts Available Again!

Show your support and spread the word!

Pantry T-shirts are available for $20 each. Proceeds support the Pantry!

Sizes are S, M, L, XL and XXL.

Order while supplies last by checking with staff during our open hours.

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Note: We also have a limited supply of Loaves & Fishes Christmas CDs available for $10 each.  Get them while supplies last.

Our Hours Change Oct 14 onwards

We are adding an additional food distribution time, and we're looking for more volunteers to help.  The new hours will be Wednesday evenings, with volunteers arriving at 6:00 pm and our food distribution being open 6:30-8:30 pm.

We are also changing our Tuesday and Thursday hours so all evening hours are the same time: 6:30-8:30 pm.  We have already received feedback from clients that they think the new hours will reduce confusion about when we are open. 

We can use additoinal volunteers  both during our new Wednesday evening hours and our existing hours.

Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help.

Summer Volunteers Needed

Sadly our awesome UVA student volunteers will be leaving us for the summer.  We need additional volunteers for all shifts over the summer.  Each shift starts 1/2 hour before our posted hours and ends at closing. 

If you can help, please email our volunteer coordinator Nancy-Lee at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

P.S. Have a great summer, UVA volunteers!