Holiday Giving is our flagship food distribution event, with the goal of ensuring that kids and families have access to affordable and nutritious food while school is not in session. Each year in early December, we partner with more than 100 volunteers to pack and distribute bags to more than 500 community members. Each bag contains fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as shelf-stable products, healthy recipes and spice packs.
In 2018, Holiday Giving distributed 698 bags consisting of more than 98,000 snack and meal servings based on USDA recommendations. Each bag included the ingredients and recipes to make Sweet Potato Lentil Curry, Bean Chili, Pasta with Marinara Sauce and so much more!
Key partners include the Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia and Charlottesville City Schools.