Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB)

1207 Harris St, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
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Our mission To provide nourishing food to our neighbors in need through vibrant community partnerships and passionate public support.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB)

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Mobile Food Pantry Guest Registration

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering for the Food Bank, and you want to ensure nourishing food and good health for all, a new role is available at rural Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) locations to support the guest experience: MFP Guest Registration – Greet and register guests – Available locations: Timberville, Palmyra, Orange, or Columbia… See full description
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  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Weekdays
  • In-person, Outdoor, Food Distribution, Skills-based
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About us At the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank we are driven by our core beliefs that hunger is unacceptable; that everyone deserves access to enough food; that food sustains life and nourishes health; and that we are called to serve neighbors in need without judgment.We were founded in 1981. By the end of the first year, the Food Bank distributed 233,000 pounds of food to the hungry through 202 member agencies in 18 counties along the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains. At that point in time, our work was considered a “major experiment in food banking” because of the rural nature of our service area.As the need for emergency food assistance grew in other areas of the Blue Ridge region, the Food Bank expanded and relocated to a new facility in Verona, VA, now the headquarters of the organization. Three other branches were established in Charlottesville, Winchester and Lynchburg between 1982 and 1985.Today we serve 25 counties and 8 cities on either side of the Blue Ridge through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and our headquarters in Verona. We provide nutritious food to over 100,000 people each month through a far-reaching network of 200+ food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, churches and other nonprofit groups.We are members of Feeding America, a national organization supporting more than 200 food banks across the country, and the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the U.S. We are also members of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, an association of the seven food banks in Virginia.
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