Birthday Brigade

December 4, 2020

“I feel so much joy each time I sit down to create birthday greetings for our senior clients!  I clear the dining room table and bring out the supplies – cards, stickers, and pens.  I allocate about four hours to complete the cards for two weeks,” says Kate Wulf, a long-time volunteer at Loaves & Fishes.  Kate served as a Client…

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Meet Hidden Pines Processing

December 4, 2020

In 2003, Shawn Woolfolk started Hidden Pines Processing on his farm where he grows crops and raises beef cattle. The first year, he processed approximately 300 to 400 deer.  For a few years, he continued at that pace, and slowly expanded his capacity. In 2019, Hidden Pines processed more than 2,200 deer and 50 bears,…

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4P Foods Delivers as an Important Partner

November 18, 2020

“I feel so much joy each time I sit down to create birthday greetings for our senior clients! I clear the dining room table and bring out the supplies—cards, stickers, and pens. I allocate about four hours to complete the cards for two weeks,” says Kate Wulf, a long-time volunteer at Loaves & Fishes.  Kate served as a Client Guide for over two…

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C’ville Craft Aid Comes to the Rescue with Face Masks for All

October 27, 2020

Jen Koym didn’t imagine that her love of crafts and sewing would turn into managing an in-demand service to the community. But when COVID-19 arrived in Charlottesville, the need for protective face coverings in our community and other PPE for healthcare workers became an overnight desperate demand. Jen wasted no time creating kits for more…

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How Abundant Life Ministries Benefits from Loaves & Fishes

October 20, 2020

Charlottesville’s Abundant Life Ministries demonstrates God’s love through holistic community development in the Prospect neighborhood. The ministry started in 1996 and includes three main pillars: Spiritual Development, Academic Support and Economic Empowerment. Anne Brown, director of community engagement for Abundant Life said that she’s grateful for all that Loaves & Fishes provides to the community, especially during…

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Loaves & Fishes Provides Food to Guests of The Haven

October 11, 2020

The Haven, located in downtown Charlottesville, endeavors to end homelessness in the greater Charlottesville community. Those without a place to call home have challenges obtaining nutritious food as well as other basics.  The Haven provides a place to shower, do laundry, receive mail, and receive assistance with finding housing and employment. Francesca Rinaldo, the kitchen…

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Community Partner • Pasture to Produce

October 7, 2020

The idea of growing and sharing produce is based on the credo of the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church: Faith, Formation, and Fruitfulness. This past spring, Pastor Lance King looked out his office window and saw empty fields and envisioned healthy crops growing there to feed local underserved people.  He knew one of his parishioners owned…

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Loaves & Fishes Expansion

October 1, 2020

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry announced today a campaign to raise $225,000 to expand its capacity to feed the area’s hungry. Since March 17 and the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Loaves & Fishes has provided more than one million pounds of food to 28,429 people. The fundraising campaign will help the nonprofit pantry expand,…

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