Empowering Children and Families

through culinary and nutritional education
THE FUTURE OF THE PB&J FUND

Empowering Children and Families

through culinary and nutritional education

THE CHALLENGE

1 in 6

CHARLOTTESVILLE RESIDENTS

face food insecurity, a trend
that outpaces Virginia’s
average of 11.9%.
1 in 6 Charlottesville Residents face food insecurity

>57%

CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY STUDENTS

are eligible to receive free
and reduced meals; in some neighborhoods
this number runs as high as 85%.
More than 57% of Charlottesville City students qualify for free and reduced meals.

37%

CITY 3RD & 5TH GRADERS

are classified as overweight or obese,
however this number is 49% for
African American youth.
37 percent of city 3rd and 5th graders are overweight or obese.

Decreased access to healthy affordable food has many negative consequences.

Learn more about food insecurity.

PB&J FUND RESOURCES

RECIPES

Explore our recipe library.

TUTORIALS

Learn kitchen basics.

MEAL SUGGESTIONS

Ideas for feeding your family.

Virtual Cooking Class

VIRTUAL COOKING CLASSES

Learn to cook online.

PB&J FUND NEWS

Our On-Going COVID Efforts

It's hard to believe it's been nearly nine months since we had smiling faces and yummy smells filling our kitchen. While we hope there is a return to "normal" with our programming, our team has been hard at work ensuring that Charlottesville families are not...

How We’re Responding to COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and the suspension of our traditional programming, The PB&J Fund has given much thought and discussion to how we pivot as an organization. Our focus has always been and will always be: to serve the kids and families of...

March is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite! Join us in celebrating National Nutrition Month by focusing on making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Throughout the month focus on:...