Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.”

1 Peter 4:10

Hunger can be found everywhere – often where you least expect it. Each day in Western Albemarle County, people struggle to provide healthy meals for their families. Neighbors on fixed incomes, individuals holding minimum wage positions, and people with health issues are frequently forced to make crucial decisions between healthcare, housing, transportation or food.

The poverty level alone doesn’t really describe the problem. The issue is complicated. It transcends a simple classification of who is above or below the poverty line. In fact, 10 million Americans have incomes that don’t qualify for Federal assistance like SNAP, WIC, or a free lunch at school. Each day, these neighbors worry about feeding themselves and their families.

At Grace Grocery, we’re working to ensure families don’t go hungry in Albemarle County. For 25 years, we have been a leader in feeding the hungry, distributing over 30,000 pounds of food a year. Each month we share the abundance God has showered on us with over 300 families in our community.

 

EVERY GIFT MATTERS

Your donation can help us sustain life, restore options, and provide hope. Through our partnerships with community groups, churches, grocery stores, markets, and schools, we can provide the for those in need. You can be a part of this. For more information contact us.

You can also support Grace Grocery through a tax-deductible gift. You can donate with a check (payable to Crozet UMC). You also can donate online. Just go to our secure giving page.

COVID 19 Advisory: Currently, due to health and safety requirements, Grace Grocery is unable to accept individual food donations.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus, Grace Grocery continues to serve. Monthly home delivery for shut-ins is still available as well as curbside “pickup” service on alternating Mondays. Volunteers make these programs a reality. When you give your time, you get back something amazing: the gift of making a difference for someone in need. We invite you to partner with Grace Grocery and our mission to provide food, spread hope, and support our neighbors in need. Volunteer today!

  • Food Packing for Distribution – alternating Mondays (2:00 – 4:00 pm): Assist with packing and preparation for distribution.
  • Food Distribution – alternating Mondays (4:00 – 5:30 pm): Assist with client registration, loading, helping clients and clean up.
  • Homebound Delivery Driver – Tuesdays (Monthly) (10:30 am): Pick up and deliver packed boxes to homebound clients in the Crozet Area.

We provide training for all first time volunteers. Adults and high school students may sign up individually. Middle school students may sign up with a parent of guardian and work under their direct supervision.  Grace Grocery coordinators will help parents choose tasks appropriate for their child.

Get Started

Make a difference in someone’s life! For more information or to volunteer, contact us below or call 434-823-4420.

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