Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

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Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is an organization that provides food assistance to families and individuals in the Charlottesville region. [1] The organization incorporated in 2011 but its origins date back to 2004 when it began as an outreach ministry of Charlottesville’s First United Methodist Church.

During the pandemic, they fed at least 80 families a day. [2]

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Board of Directors

  • Bill Hall, Chair
  • Hu Shaffer, Treasurer
  • Sue Wells Sargeant, Vice-chair
  • Becky Allison, Secretary
  • Josh Arbaugh
  • Jane Clarke
  • Jerry Denney
  • Brad Lamb
  • Larry Lambert
  • Donna Lindemann
  • Bill Owens
  • Dave Pedrick
  • Ruth Poole

Jane Colony Mills is the executive director. [3]


  1. Web. Dozen: An urge to help turns into a growing nonprofit, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Berkshire Hathaway, December 29, 2012, retrieved January 7, 2015.
  2. Web. Loaves & Fishes continuing to help families during pandemic, Miranda Mahmud, News Article, CBS19 News, Charlottesville, Virginia, July 30, 2021, retrieved July 31, 2021.
  3. Web. Area’s Largest Food Pantry Announces New Leadership, Press Release, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, retrieved August 3, 2017.

External Links

Official site