Food Donation Support Team

The Food Donations Support Team exists to address the issue of food insecurity within the Charlottesville community, an issue that has been greatly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Food Donations Support Team exists to address the issue of food insecurity within the Charlottesville community. This is an ongoing concern in Charlottesville that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team is partnering with existing organizations to provide meals and food resources to the community as well as connect vulnerable individuals with free grocery delivery services. To date, we have partnered with The PB&J Fund to provide no-contact deliveries to students who no longer have meals during the day. We have also partnered with Social Distance Delivery in order to connect elderly individuals, people with chronic health conditions, and all individuals considered medically vulnerable with a safe way to obtain groceries during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are also in the process of establishing a mini food pantry for the Charlottesville community. Mini Food Pantries are small pantries stocked with food and personal care items that are left open for anyone in the community to take from as needed. The idea behind the mini food pantry movement is for community members to take what they need and leave what they can. Joel Perreault, a carpenter in Richmond Virginia that owns his own small business called J.L. Perreault and Company, has graciously agreed to build the mini pantry. We are currently fund raising for the supplies needed to build the pantry and food to keep the pantry stocked!

If you have questions about this project, please don’t hesitate to contact project leaders Lauren Xue (lax4db@virginia.edu), Parker Brodsky (pab3dy@virginia.edu), and Maryam Zaher (mz7ey@virginia.edu).

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