Who do we serve?
We currently assist over 250 families and individuals a month. Our patrons reside all over The New River Valley and struggle daily with poverty.
Did you know that 24.5% of people in Montgomery County live below the poverty Line?
Where are we located?
Fieldstone United Methodist Church is conveniently located between Blacksburg and Christiansburg in Montgomery County, VA.
I’m new and need food. What do I need to know?
Food Distribution starts at 6pm and runs until 7pm, patrons must arrive and be signed in by 6:30PM to get food that evening. We are open almost every Friday* year-round. Patrons are on a 3 week rotation cycle which means they can come back every 3 weeks to get food. Patrons must be present to get food. Our one stipulation is that new patrons must provide ID with current proof of address. We need this to ensure that only one guest per household receives food per 3-week-cycle.
Please bring an ID with your current address.
If you do not have an ID with your current address on it, Please bring your ID plus a qualifying proof of current address. Such as a DMV change of address card, a lease, a piece of mail from a utility or a social services department in which it shows your name and current address on it.
Our parking lot can get crowded, please carpool when able and stay safe.
How does Food Distribution work?
Our doors open at 4:30pm, and due to safety concerns we ask that patrons do not arrive before 4:30pm. Promptly at 6pm we begin calling patrons by random for food distribution. Patrons must be signed in by 6:30PM to receive food. Patrons wait to be called in our “Celebration Room” or Church Sanctuary where they sit in numbered rows. Once called, volunteers are matched up with patrons and assisted down the food line, where they can pick out their grocery items. Grocery items vary, due to what donations come in each week, but in general it includes:
- Bread Items
- Dessert Items
- Produce Items
- Yogurt or Juice
- Frozen Meat
- Non-perishable items
Where does the food come from?
Perishable Foods: We are affiliated with Feeding America, they help redistribute food from local grocery stores and eateries. Instead of food being thrown out and wasted, we pick up these donations each week. We also benefit from our connections with local gardeners, gleaners, farmer’s markets, and farmers.
Non-Perishable Foods: These items usually come in the forms of donations from groups, clubs, organizations, and individuals who host food drives for us throughout the year. We are always in need of Non-Perishable Items.
We would be happy to help with any questions or inquiries you might have. Please contact us and a volunteer will be in touch.