Donate to our Blizzard Bag Food Drive!

Each winter we provide our meal clients with an emergency supply of nonperishable food to sustain them on days when we are not able to deliver their regular hot meal due to snow and inclement weather. This is vitally important for the population we serve since most are homebound and live alone.

We will need to collect over 3,000 items to provide 3-4 days worth of emergency food for our 200 clients.

Many of our clients live alone and have difficulty with mobility so we are in need of food items that are easy-to-open and ready-to-eat!

SUGGESTED FOODS:

  • Soup, stew or pasta in easy-to-open containers
  • Chicken or tuna in pouches
  • Cup o’ noodles or ramen noodles
  • Vegetables in single serve containers
  •  Packs of fruit cups
  • Peanut butter in individual portions
  • Boxes of crackers
  • Granola or cereal bars
  • Packs of Jello or pudding cups

Food donations can be dropped off at the Meals on Wheels office (704 Rose Hill Drive in Charlottesville) Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or by appointment. We are accepting in-kind and monetary donations to support our food drive! All donations should be received by November 10. For more information, call 434-293-4364.

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Help Relieve Hunger by Joining Us for CROP Walk!

Join us for the Charlottesville/Albemarle CROP Hunger Walk on October 8! This is the perfect way to enjoy the fall weather while raising awareness and funds to help those who are hungry in our community and around the world.

CROP Walk provides education and support for hunger relief efforts worldwide and 12.5% of proceeds from the Charlottesville/Albemarle CROP Walk benefit our local Meals on Wheels program.

We are looking for walkers and sponsors to support our team!

This year's CROP Walk will kick off at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. If you can't walk, please consider making a donation!

You can find more information on our team webpage:
 https://www.crophungerwalk.org/charlottesvleva/mealsonwheels2017

Thank you for your support of Meals on Wheels and CROP Walk!

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Thank You to Jim Price Auto!

Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle was thrilled to receive a donation of $3,000 from Jim Price Auto recently as part of their "Race to 1,000" competition in which the dealership aims to sell 1,000 vehicles from April to June and donates part of the proceeds to charity.

"They do so much in the community for people who just need the help, and we wanted to be able to give back and support what they do," said Dan Price, the dealership's director of marketing, about their support of Meals on Wheels.

Thank you to our board members and volunteers for joining us for the check presentation! You can see the news coverage on CBS19 and NBC29.

Serving Those Who Served Our Country

Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle is proud to serve those who have bravely served our country. We can think of no greater way to say thank you than to make sure our elderly and disabled veterans in our community are fed and cared for. Every weekday, our compassionate volunteers are knocking on doors and delivering hot, nutritious meals - and so much more. They make sure our meal recipients know they are not forgotten.

Today we especially remember Glenn Pinchback, who served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and Nike Missile artilleryman, and who was a friend to many of our volunteers who delivered his meals through the years. We thank Glenn and all who have fought for our freedom and we will continue to work to make sure they know their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. We invite you to join us by donating or volunteering.

Steak Out for Charity @ Sedona Taphouse

Mark your calendars to join us at Sedona Taphouse on Mondays throughout the month of May for our Steak Out for Charity fundraiser!

Enjoy a delicious flat-iron steak dinner (or lunch) for just $6 – and $1 will be donated to Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle to support our mission of providing nutrition & comfort to the ill and elderly in our community.

Sedona Taphouse is located at 1035 Millmont Street in Charlottesville (behind the Barracks Road Shopping Center). Visit sedonataphouse.com to see their full menu and wide selection of craft beers.

Valentine's Day Mall Event

The KidX XOXO Valentine Event at Fashion Square Mall during February was an absolute success! Children made Valentine's day cards for Meals On Wheel's Clients, including sayings such as "you are loved!" and "be mine!". The kids were so overjoyed to spread some love over the holiday; some of them even shared that their grandparents had been helped by Meals On Wheels! A few of the parents even donated birthday gifts for the clients. Here are some photos from the event:

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