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Donate Food & Supplies

The food Loaves & Fishes gives out comes from local groceries, farmers, orchards, food distributors, and food drives. Donations include frozen meat, fresh and canned fruits and vegetables, baked goods, prepared foods and dairy.

Food Donation Wish List

We happily accept donations from our community! If you want to donate food to Loaves & Fishes, please check the list below for what we need. In addition to the items on our wish list, we always welcome fresh produce from local gardens.

Download Accepted Food Donation List

Where to leave your donation:
Place donated food in the cart under the canopy at the far end of the building. Ring back doorbell for fresh food.

Donation Drop-off
Monday, Thursday and Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Types of Accepted Food & Supply Donations

Pantry Items

Other Supplies

Baking Items
Sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, rice flour (we have wheat and corn flour), and oil. Cake mixes and frosting.

Herbs & Spices*
SMALL plastic containers of herbs and spices.

Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, salad dressing.

Shelf-stable Milk
Shelf stable milk and other dairy alternatives (nut, soy, oat).

Individual-sized Items
Granola bars, fruit cups, dried fruits, nuts, cereal, oatmeal.

Shelf-stable Meals
Microwaveable meals or pull-top cans of chili, beef stew, ravioli, etc.

Pouches & Pull-top
Pouches and pull-top cans of tuna, salmon or other meats

Nut Butters
Peanut Butter, almond, and other nut butter

Dried Beans
Dried garbanzo beans and lentils

Tea & Coffee
Green and black tea and coffee.

Garden Produce
Locally grown garden seasonal produce

Baby Items
Diapers in all sizes, Baby wipes, formula, and baby food.

Feminine Hygiene Products
Menstrual pads and tampons, Bladder pads (such as Poise).


Gift Cards
Gift cards for Grand Market or Medina Market to purchase halal meals

Household Items
Dish detergent and can openers

* Please, no glass containers

2022 Food Donations by Weight*

DonorTotal Weight Donated
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (includes USDA food)977,529
Sam’s Club332,922
Dutt & Wagner (purchased eggs & milk)89,258
Kroger (Rio Hill)60,732
Kroger (Hydraulic)57,441
Food Lion (Mill Creek)32,466
Food Lion (Pantops)24,564
4P Foods10,831
Donations from food drives, processors, farms44,256

 * The above is just a sample of the very generous donations we receive.

When Loaves & Fishes receives nonfood donations, we try to share them with other organizations who also serve low-wealth members of our community. We have given brand-new mattresses to Alliance for Interfaith Ministries, Charlottesville's Department of Human Services, the Charlottesville and Albemarle Departments of Social Services, and the Shelter for Help in Emergency, costumes and clothing to the Shelter, Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House, and the UVa Children's Hospital, and order-taking notepads to CATEC's food truck.

What about the food we can't serve to clients? Surplus dairy, produce and bakery items are shared with other local non-profit organizations such as Piedmont Housing Alliance, Salvation Army, The Emergency Food Network, PACEM, The Haven and other area food pantries.  Food that has passed its expiration is shared with local farmers to feed their livestock.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
2050 Lambs Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901


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