Loaves and Fishes LOI Jan 2014

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Unformatted text preview: Bank, after providing food assistance to an individual or family once, in most cases, it directs those seeking food assistance to one of its affiliated food pantries, such as Loaves & Fishes. Description of the Need in Charlottesville There is a tremendous need in Charlottesville and Albemarle for hunger relief services. A 2011 study entitled “Map the Meal Gap”, commissioned by Feeding America, a national network of Food Banks, which includes the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, found that 17.9% of the population of Charlottesville and 9.4% of the population of Albemarle County are food insecure. In the two localities combined, the study estimated that 16,810 people are food insecure, which means that they often don’t know where their next meal is coming from, so they don’t get enough calories and nutrition, or they skip meals because they lack the resources to obtain nutritious food. It can also mean a family having to choose between paying for food and other basic needs such as shelter or medical bills. Such households also may not be food insecure all the time, but may face food insecurity during particular times of the month, such as just before...
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