The Buck Mountain Food Pantry serves Earlysville, Virginia and surrounding areas. There is no need to provide proof of income or other documentation to receive. If you are in need, please come!
Food Pantry Distribution During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Our Food Pantry distribution WILL continue with a drive-through format. Same days and hours as listed below.
Do you need food?
On the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., AND on the second Wednesday of every month, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., we give out a three-day emergency supply of nutritious food to anyone who needs it. The amount of food given varies with the size and composition of the family.
The Food Pantry takes place at our Parish Hall. Click the button below for a map and parking information.
Do you want to help?
You can support the Buck Mountain Food Pantry by:
- Giving funds. Send a check to the church at P.O. Box 183, Earlysville, Virginia, 22936 with “Food Pantry” in the memo line. You may also give online through Giving Tools on our website. Cash gifts are the best investment, as we can purchase food in bulk from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for as little as 15 cents a pound!
- Giving food and other items.
Perishables: Please call the church office to arrange a donation of fresh food. Needed items include milk, eggs, cheese, vegetables, fruits, meats, and bread.
Non-perishables: You can drop off non-perishable food at the church office Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Most-needed items include:
- Canned meat and fish
- Peanut butter
- Pasta and sauce
- Canned vegetables and fruit
- Cooking oil
Other items: We distribute non-food necessities, including toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and so on. We greatly appreciate donations of these items. They may be dropped off at the church at the hours indicated above.
- Volunteer. Please contact the church office, 434-973-2054, or email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Center for Jubilee Ministry
The Domestic Outreach Ministry of Buck Mountain Episcopal Church has been accredited by the National Episcopal Church as a Center for Jubilee Ministry. This means that we have been recognized for our leadership role in the problem of domestic poverty, both in service and in advocating for change of policies that contribute to the problem.
We are one of three centers in the Diocese of Virginia, and the only rural-based Jubilee Center. Our formal certificate, signed by the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies, hangs in Deese Hall.
This designation is based on our work with our Food Pantry; with the expansion of the Food Pantry to Blue Ridge School, where students do the work and thus learn about rural poverty and service; and with our pastoral ministry at RoseWood Village-Hollymead, Charlottesville.
As a Jubilee Ministry Center, we are happy to share how-to information with other churches or organizations. Please contact us about any aspect of ministry at a small rural church, but especially if you are interested in food pantry or assisted living/nursing home outreach.
Many thanks to Deacon Anne Scupholme, who has done much to focus our local outreach program and has led our partnership in service with the Blue Ridge School. Many thanks as well to our visionary vestry (current and for the past seven years) and other leaders, and to all who work in these important ministries and whose giving helps fund them. It couldn’t happen without the commitment of everyone at Buck Mountain.