Food assistance is available to anyone who needs it, whether on a long- or short-term basis. Some people access food weekly, while some people access food once in their lifetime—but everyone deserves enough to eat.
Meal sites, Mobile Food Pantries, and Neighborhood Produce Markets do not have income guidelines for their food services; anyone in need of food is welcome.
Some food pantries do have income guidelines if they receive food through The Emergency Food Assistance Program or “TEFAP” ; however, most pantries will still offer other food obtained by the organization if you are in need and your income exceeds TEFAP limits.
Some pantries may request proof of address because they serve people living within specific geographic boundaries. Call pantries in advance to learn more.
https://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/snap.cgi For low-income households and can be used like cash to purchase food items. To apply for the SNAP program go to the website above of call your county's social services office (listings below). (This program was previously known as Food Stamps.)
https://www.facebook.com/CulpeperFarmersMarket/ 540-825-4416 Accepts food stamps. They are open seasonally May through October on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until noon. The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market is hosted in the parking lot at the Culpeper Baptist Church located at 318 South West Street.
Location: Culpeper Presbyterian Church 301 South Main Street, Culpeper 540-825-8616 Serves a free lunch to anyone in need on Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. (*Call ahead for any pandemic service updates.)
Reva mobile food pantry
18230 Birmingham Rd., Madison (Reva Fire & Rescue, off Route 29 southbound) 540-213-1319 www.brafb.org Normally distributes 4th Wednesday of the month, 10:00-11:00am. Distributes the foods brought by the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank - normally fresh produce and often dry goods, dairy products and sometimes frozen meat. Drive through.
shiloh baptist church (Brandy Station)
15055 Stevensburg Road, Brandy Station 540-718-8516 Food pantry 2nd Saturday of the month / 9:00-11:00am
219 E. Davis Street, Suite 100, Culpeper 540-727-1055, press 0 Associated with the Culpeper Food Closet. Must complete paperwork first. Call for appointment, or walk in. One can access food or firewood through Sam's Place.
FAUQUIER COUNTY ** PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE OF VISITING ANY OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS DUE TO POSSIBLE CHANGING HOURS.
www.fauquierfoodbank.org 540-359-6054 249 East Shirley Avenue, Warrenton email@example.com Provides USDA Commodities, pantry services, some personal supplies, and firewood to registered clients only in Fauquier County. Bring the proper documentation as listed on the website. Clients are served based on income; families do not need to receive public assistance to come to the Food Bank.
www.gracetheplains.org 6507 Main Street, The Plains (The entrance is in the education wing by the smaller staff parking lot.) 540-253-5177 Open to the public Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:00 pm.
MADISON COUNTY ** PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE OF VISITING ANY OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS DUE TO POSSIBLE CHANGING HOURS.
madison county farmers market
www.madisonfarmersmarket.info 1110 Fairground Rd, Madison Old fashioned market with free parking and a safe place for children to play while you shop. Check website for seasons of operation and hours.
ORANGE COUNTY ** PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE OF VISITING ANY OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS DUE TO POSSIBLE CHANGING HOURS.
1482 Elly Road, Aroda 540-948-6028 Food available Thursdays / 12:30-3:30pm
Lake of the woods lions club / wilderness food pantry
www.lowlions.org/food-pantry 888-508-9274 Serves area families who are in need. Operated by LOW Lions Club & LOW Lioness Lions Club. Located on Route 20 in Locust Grove.
love outreach food pantry
www.tinyurl.com/lofoodpantry 252 Blue Ridge Drive, Orange 540-223-6674 Open on Wednesdays from 9:00am - noon and on the 3rd Monday of each month from 4:00 - 5:30pm. When there is a 5th Wednesday in a month the food pantry is closed on that day. Home delivery is done on the 4th Wednesday of each month between 8:00am - noon in the Orange and Gordonsville areas. On your first visit you will need information on all people in your household. You will need to provide the name, birthdate, and income for each person.
LOWLINC (Lake of the woods living independently in our community)
www.lowlinc.org 855-LOWLINC (569-5462) Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, Orange County Member services for food, transportation, home repairs, etc. for older adults. Contact them for full schedule of services and for membership options.
orange mobile food pantry
540-248-3663 Free Produce 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:00-11:30am. Booster Park, Orange
RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ** PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE OF VISITING ANY OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS DUE TO POSSIBLE CHANGING HOURS.
rapp at home
www.rappathome.net 567 Mount Salem Avenue, Washington 540-937-HOME (4663) firstname.lastname@example.org Need help picking up groceries or need meals in an emergency? Contact Rapp at Home, a membership-based nonprofit serving Rappahannock County adults over age 50.