“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.
If you’d like to signup directly for a shift, click here for our signup genius page.
If you have any questions or would like more information, email Grace Grocery here.
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.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Twice per month home delivery for shut-ins is available as well as distributions every Monday. 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 Distribution – every Monday (2:00 – 5:00 pm): Assist with client registration, loading, helping clients and clean up.
- Homebound Delivery Driver – Tuesdays (Twice Monthly) (10:30 am): Pick up and deliver packed boxes to homebound clients in the Crozet Area.
- Saturday Grocery Store Pickup — Every Saturday at 11 a.m. at grocery store.
- Saturday Food Sorting — Every Saturday starting at 12:00 p.m.
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.
Make a difference in someone’s life! For more information or to volunteer, contact us below, use our signup genius to register for a slot or call 434-823-4420.