Food

Resources

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VA Food Bank 

The Federation of Virginia Food Banks has listings of local food pantries across Virginia. To find your closest food pantry, please visit the website below.

SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can be used like cash to buy eligibile food items from authorized retailers.

 No kid hungry

Parents and families can find sites approved for meal service below.

Text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 to learn more about food options near you.

 Loaves and Fishes Food pantry

Charlottesville based resource that distributes pre-packed bags of groceries from their parking lot to your car on Wednesdays 2-4 pm, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm, & Saturdays 6:30-8:30 pm.

2050 Lambs Road, Charlottesville, Va 22901

 Social Distance

 Delivery

Free grocery delivery service for vulnerable populations 

Based out of Charlottesville, VA, DC, Southern Maryland, Northern VA, Stafford County, VA. & Wesley Chapel, FL

 Emergency Food Network

Charlottesville based resource that can provide you with 

3 days of shelf stable food

Pickups on Mondays & Fridays

434-979-9180

 WIC 

WIC is a national nutritional program for women, infants, and children (WIC) that is expanding many of its community relief efforts in response to COVID-19.

 Mini Pantry movement

Mini food pantries address food insecurity locally by providing a convenient location for individuals to pick up shelf-stable food. Click the link below to see a map of mini pantries in your area. 

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

The Thomas Jefferson Area Branch is located at 1207 Harris Street Charlottesville, VA 22903. To find your closest food pantry, please visit the website below.

To protect against COVID-19, it is asked that you call before picking up food. The organization has a Mobile Food Pantry system which is operating normally.

434-296-3663

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

If you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

 

1-(800)-273-8255, 24/7 hotline. This lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

1-800-273-8255, 24/7 hotline. Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda.

Text HOME to 741741. 24/7 crisis text messaging.

1-(800)-765-4320, 24/7 hotline.

The LGBTQ+ community is diverse and strong, but may be disproportionately at-risk for suicidal feelings and other mental health struggles because of the discrimination and prejudice they too often are up against. This website has information and resources for yourself and to help support loved ones who are LGBTQ+.

1-(866)-400-6428, A Warm Line is a peer-run support line for individuals residing in Virginia who need someone to listen with non-judgmental compassion and/or receive referrals for behavioral health services in Virginia when requested.

Same-day access to mental health services is available at all Virginia's CSBs. Find your CSB here.

Created by the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses on Campus (NAMI) at UVA. NAMI welcomes the community to contribute resources to this document.

Childcare Resources

 

CharlottesvilleFamily is a site that provides a number of contacts for a variety of childcare services including daycare, schools, tutors and more.

This site offers a variety of childcare resources from daytime nannies to part time sitters to daycare options. Information including the name, location, hours, phone number and more of specific childcare services are provided.

Child Care Aware of Virginia is a community-based network of child care and early education specialists. They deliver services to families, child care professionals and communities, in order to increase the accessibility, availability and quality of child care in Virginia.

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Housing Resources

 

The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority seeks to offer affordable housing options to those in need. CRHA offers more than just shelter, it also offers a place of community and support for its residents and those in need of assistance.

BRAC provides information on a variety of housing options in Charlottesville.

Day shelter that offers refuge to the homeless population of Charlottesville and seeks to find stable housing for people in need.
112 W Market St, Charlottesville, VA, 22902

Community that seeks to provide shelter to the homeless population of Charlottesville.

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Resources for Vulnerable Populations

 
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