Patchwork Pantry is 100% volunteer run! This means that every dollar you donate goes towards purchasing food for hungry families and operational expenses. We appreciate any donation, no matter the amount.
$1500 supplies one month of food purchased from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
$575 buys one month of non-food items (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
$160 covers one month of fuel costs for the delivery truck
$138 pays for one semester of Backpack Program food for a child
$80 buys one week of bread from Sharp Shopper
$34 supplies a weekly food distribution for one family
Non-perishable food, personal care items, and seasonal produce grown in local gardens are always welcome. Check below for the list of needed items.
Planning a food drive?
Before you get started, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will give you updates to the list of most needed items. This helps us meet the needs of our families and makes the most of your generous donations!
When you email, you can also make arrangements for date, pickup, or delivery. Smaller donations (about one shopping cart or less) can typically be dropped off on Wednesdays between 9am-11am. Delivery of larger donations (more than one shopping cart) must be arranged with the donation coordinator.
what To donate
Canned Soups, Stew, Chili, Spaghettios
Canned Fruit in 100% juice
Canned Beans and Dry Beans
Pasta and Macaroni and Cheese
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Tuna and Canned Meat
PERSONAL CARE AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Diapers (sizes 1-7) and baby wipes
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes (in their packaging)
Period products (pads and tampons)
If your garden's bounty is too plentiful for you, we'd love to share it with our families. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always much appreciated!
please do not donate
Expired food: When considering what to donate, think about what you’d be comfortable serving your family. Chances are, you don’t eat food that’s well past its “use-by” or “sell-by” date, so avoid donating anything past those dates to the pantry as it could be unsafe to eat.
Food with packaging concerns: This includes food with damaged packaging such as dented or bloated cans. Items must be in their original packaging.
Open items: Food or hygiene items that have already been opened or are partially used will not be distributed to families.
Candy: The families we serve prefer to receive healthy foods and Patchwork Pantry strives to meet that need.