Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

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Year Founded:
1981
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Michael McKee, CEO
Main Address:
PO Box 937
Verona, VA 24482-0937
Lynchburg Area Branch
501 12th Street
Suite B
Lynchburg, VA 224504-2527

What We Do

Are you in need of food? You can find a list of Food Bank partner food pantries in the Lynchburg region here: https://www.brafb.org/find-help/pantry-locator/

In the midst of an unprecedented public health and economic crisis, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank continues to work urgently to maintain our vital food supply and distribute food to neighbors in need. The population of people who are food insecure is rising quickly, and we anticipate sustained levels of increased demand across the city of Lynchburg and the counties of Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell, and Nelson.

Typical food donations from wholesalers and producers have gone down this year while demand has gone up. As a result, the Food Bank is seeking gifts of $500 to $50,000 to purchase food for distribution through 46 Lynchburg area partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters, and 46 program sites. The projected 12-month purchased food budget tops $2 million.

Last year, volunteers contributed 28,546 hours to the Food Bank as they worked hard to distribute food to their neighbors. Volunteers pack food in the Lynchburg warehouse, distribute food at Mobile Food Pantries, and work in a variety of specialized volunteer roles. Please check the volunteer page for more info. You might be just the person we are looking for!

Our greatest need are funds to purchase food to distribute safely to our neighbors-in-need via front line network partners (food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens) serving your community.

Interesting Info

21,890 people served each month in the Lynchburg service area. 6.1 million pounds of food distributed.
4,910 average number of seniors served each month.
5,720 average number of children served each month.

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