Needs

The Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP) relies solely on cash and food donations from churches, individuals and other organizations. A list of all of the food items distributed to our clients on a monthly basis can be found at Make a Donation under Food Donations. We appreciate the overwhelming generosity of the community which provides us with the ability to serve the increasing need of the Blacksburg and McCoy communities.

Food Drives:

Many organizations host food drives throughout the year. These food drives are critical to maintaining the stock on the shelves. When we do run low on items, we rely on cash donations to replenish our stock. If you would like to make a cash donation, please reference the Make a Donation page.

Client Screening:

We are seeking fifteen (15) individuals willing to be trained to screen potential clients for the Interfaith Food Pantry.   These individual will be trained by New River Community Action and work out of the Blacksburg office at 706 Harding Avenue. These volunteers will be asked to staff the office during normal service hours of the Interfaith Food Pantry for two hours twice a month. Our hours can be found on our Home page.

Landscaping:

The Interfaith Food Pantry enjoys the use of a facility constructed by Blacksburg United Methodist Church for our use. The building is provided rent free to IFP. As good stewards of this facility and to provide a welcoming environment for our clients, we would like to provide assistance with the landscaping effort for this building. We are looking for volunteers to help design, implement and maintain a landscape plan for the facility.