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If you are in urgent need of food and unable to access a pantry during operating hours, you can visit the Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA) for a one-time, emergency food allotment. RARA is located at 350 Spotswood Drive in Lexington and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the RARA HelpLine for more information: (540) 463-6642.

Find Food Near You

Get Groceries

  • Bridge to Hope Food Pantry: NEW LOCATION 325 E 29th St, Buena Vista, VA
    • Located in downtown Buena Vista, currently open once a week as a drive-thru pantry. No one will be turned away, but must meet USDA income guidelines to access all food.
  • Gospel Way Church of God in Christ Food Pantry: 109 E Henry St, Lexington, VA
    • Located in downtown Lexington, currently open twice a month. This pantry has meat, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene items. No one will be turned away, but must meet income guidelines to access all food.
  • Kingsway Help Center Food Pantry: 797 Spottswood Rd, Steeles Tavern, VA 
    • Located in Steeles Tavern, currently open on the third Wednesday and the following Tuesday. No one will be turned away, but must meet USDA income guidelines to access all food.
  • Natural Bridge/Glasgow Food Pantry: 734 McCulloch St, Glasgow, VA
    • Located in Glasgow, open for USDA distributions on the third Thursday of every month. Open for non-USDA distributions every Saturday except the Saturday after the monthly USDA distribution.
  • Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA) Food Pantry: 350 Spotswood Drive, Lexington VA
    • A USDA client-choice pantry with non-perishable food, meat, fresh produce, and health and hygiene items. Currently open four days a week as a drive-thru. Curbside pickup and limited home deliveries available by appointment. Open to anyone who needs food.
  • Rockbridge Mobile Food Pantry, RARA and Campus Kitchen W&L collaboration
    • A monthly USDA food pantry currently operating as a drive-thru. Each month this program makes stops in Natural Bridge Station, Fairfield, and Goshen. Limited home deliveries.

Get Hot Meals

  • The Community Table for the Rockbridge Area
    • A restaurant without a cash-register, everyone in the community is invited to come and enjoy a home-cooked meal regardless of the ability to pay. Currently, to-go meals are served every Monday night and Wednesdays for lunch.
  • United Rockbridge – Pay it Forward Meals
    • Fully cooked meals for two delivered with napkins and utensils, typically within 24 hours. Contact Jenny at elmesj@rockbridge.net or (540) 463-1634 to donate or request a meal.
  • VPAS Café with Valley Program for the Aging Services
    • Serving seniors (60 and up) at three locations, join VPAS for weekly meals and programming.
      • Buena Vista will reopen in July 2021 at the Maury River Senior Center.
      • Lexington will open in January 2022 at the Piovano Building.
      • Goshen location coming late 2021!

Enroll in Additional Food Programs

  • Campus Kitchen’s (CKWL) Backpack Program for School Kids
    • Weekly delivery of non-perishable breakfast and snack items for elementary, middle, and preschoolers. Contact school guidance counselors for more information or to sign up.
  • CKWL’s Meal Delivery
    • Weekly delivery of refrigerated boxed meals to Buena Vista, Lexington, and Glasgow. Contact Campus Kitchen at campuskitchen@wlu.edu or (540) 458-8784 with your name, phone number, address, and number in your household to sign up.
  • Meals on Wheels
    • Nutritious, healthy meals delivered to the homes of older adults who cannot prepare such a meal for themselves. Currently serving the City of Buena Vista and areas throughout Rockbridge County (Glasgow, Fairfield, Rockbridge Baths, Goshen, Collierstown, and some areas between Lexington and Buena Vista).
  • Senior Food Box Program at RARA
    • Monthly distribution of additional food boxes for people 60 and older. Boxes include canned vegetables/fruit, protein, pasta or cereal, juice, and cheese. Contact RARA at (540) 463-6943 or volunteer@raralex.org to sign up.

Other Sources of Food & Help

If you are in urgent need of food and unable to access a pantry during operating hours, you can visit the Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA) for a one-time, emergency food allotment. RARA is located at 350 Spotswood Drive in Lexington and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the RARA HelpLine for more information: (540) 463-6642.

To find help outside of Rockbridge County, click here.

Questions? Call Lindsey Pérez at (540) 463-6943 or Robin Swecker at (540) 213-8413.