"To see that no one goes to bed hungry in Greene County"
The food pantry is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9am-12 noon.
Feeding Greene Needs Your Support!!
Feeding Greene continues to offer a vital resource to many families in our community whose lives have been and still are being profoundly impacted by COVID-19 and now the rising cost of inflation. The last 2 years have presented us with challenges and moved us in a direction to rethink and reimagine how we can best meet the needs of our community. This important work is supported largely by generous donors in and around our community. We will have greater financial challenges ahead as we seek to move beyond this pandemic into recovery where we are now allowing families back into the pantry. Our general operating costs have increased significantly throughout the pandemic and will not likely ever return to pre-pandemic levels. Your support is needed now more than ever as we work to keep our pantry shelves stocked.
Read More… In 1995 Feeding Greene started feeding people in our community with referrals coming from local agencies like the Department of Social Services, Region Ten, Jefferson Area Board for the Aging, the Greene Health Department, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. It has been a local resource for food to some of the neediest families in our community with the guidance and partnership of local agencies already familiar with the needs of families in our county. Being a rural, bedroom community, getting food to families in need was a challenge and home deliveries have always been a part of our services. We are blessed to be in a community that sees the importance of working together to offer local resources and valuable volunteer opportunities to those in our community. It is so important in our small, rural community to offer local resources to families who might otherwise go without the help they need.
When COVID-19 came on the scene, the number of individuals being served increased 96% with the biggest increase being children ages 0-17, followed by the elderly aged 60 and over. Our Home Delivery Program increased 235% in 2020. Not only did families not feel safe coming out during COVID, but we began to get more referrals from local agencies, and we began to deliver to families in quarantine with COVID needing food. We also had to begin pre-boxing ALL of our food and serving other families safely with a drive-thru model, loading their vehicles while they stayed in their cars.
We are the main food pantry open 3 days a week for families to receive food. We work 7 days a week to pick up, organize, store, box, and distribute food in our community. We plug in volunteers of all ages, sexes, and ethnicities. Many individuals serve community service hours at our pantry. We receive volunteers from many churches, businesses, and civic groups. We have several groups of school age children that volunteer on a regular basis. Many of the very clients we serve volunteer their time and talent adding rich diversity to our pantry. The renovations are necessary to store enough food to keep up with the many new families that continue to seek our assistance each week. We are entirely supported by those in our community that give of their own free will to keep us going. We do not receive any federal, state, or local government support. Help us get our pantry equipped to continue our valuable service to our small, rural community. Approximately 2,400 people in our community benefits from our services each month.
****IMPORTANT**** COVID 19 (Coronavirus) response from Feeding Greene
As things continue to develop we are continuing to do our best to meet the needs of families in our area. We have been faced with unprecedented numbers of new families needing assistance during these difficult times. We will continue to welcome all who need help and provide whatever assistance we can.
Feeding Greene will be open and providing food on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 9:00am – 12:00pm.
We have altered our process to ensure the safety of our families and our volunteers. We are pre-bagging staples and fresh produce for individuals and families.
We will be using a modified drive up/walk up system to avoid any crowds and to keep germ spread to a minimum. Please bear with us as we make these necessary changes and deal with increasing numbers. Our priority is the safety of our families and our volunteers and part of that is to ensure that families have adequate food to make it through this difficult time.
If you find yourself in need of food and you have not been to us before, please call us at 434.985.3663 or contact us through Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you set up and make sure you have what you need!
If you know of someone who is stuck at home and needs food, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help.
If you are in a position to help, please consider donating money for this cause to get us through this crisis. (Our mailing address is PO Box 13 Stanardsville, VA 22973 or you may click on the DONATE NOW Button below) Thank you for your help!!! Together we make sure everyone is supported through this crisis.
We have a new location!!!! 81 Main Street Stanardsville
We are now serving families from our new location, 81 Main Street! Many may know this as the former Hardware store and IGA grocery before that. We are so excited about this opportunity!
We will continue to serve families with a drive-up system during the COVID-19 crisis. We will have signage and volunteers helping with the flow. We look forward to the day when we can welcome families inside the new facility!!
Interested in being a volunteer?
We would love to have you or your group join our amazing team of volunteers. We have self limited projects if your group has an afternoon to donate and we also have on-going opportunities. We value our volunteers and know that we cannot continue to do the important work of helping our neighbors without them! Please contact us at (434) 985-3663 or email at email@example.com for more information. You may also stop by and see all of the exciting work that happens every day at the Pantry.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donate please send it to the address below or simply click on the DONATE NOW icon below.
Feeding Greene, Inc. P.O. Box 13 Stanardsville, Va 22973