Clarksville Food Pantry

Volunteer Newsletter

April 2023

Distributing Supplemental Food For Adults, Children, & Especially Seniors, Who Lack An Adequate Supply

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month

We are Excited to Announce the First Edition of the Volunteer Newsletter

Volunteers with a shared purpose can make a significant impact

on our world and our local community.

Whether you're unloading trucks, doing direct store pick-ups, stocking shelves, computer check ins, greeting guests or packing and carrying boxes to cars, we need and appreciate you!


Volunteer Highlight

Each month the Newsletter will highlight one of our volunteer organizations.

Clarksville Lions Club

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.

Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, they are best known for fighting blindness, but they also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry, diabetes and cancer awareness and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Clarksville Lions Club Meeting Schedule:

2nd and 4th Mondays at 6pm

St Timothy"s Episcopal Church

(434) 738-3539

Learn More

Upcoming Pantry Schedule

April 2023

April 1st

Cherry Hill Baptist Church

April 5th & April 8th 

Clarksville Lions Club

April 12th & April 15th 

Clarksville Presbyterian Church

April 19th & April 22nd 

House of Prayer Church

April 26th & April 29th 

Jamison United Methodist Church

May 2023

May 3rd & May 6th 

St Catherine Catholic Church

May 10th & May 13th

St John Baptist Church

May 17th & May 20th

St Luke Baptist Church

May 24th & May 27th 

St Timothy’s Episcopal Church

May 31st

Union Level Baptist Church

COVID-19 Test Kits Available

Clarksville Food Pantry Cares About Our Guests and Volunteers

While they last, we have COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests available to our guests and volunteers. One test per box so please distribute appropriately to meet each family's needs.

Volunteers, please stop by the pantry during open hours and ask the volunteer group that is working for tests. This will help us limit the number of people inside the pantry and efficiently meet the needs of our guests in line.

New Initiatives

For a limited time, the Food Pantry will be providing Non-Grocery household items in each family's monthly pantry box.

During March, our registered Food Pantry families received a toothbrush for each member of the family plus toothpaste and mouthwash!

Dottie Thaxton, Sylvia Yancey Billings, Inez Arnett-Ferrer, and Jessica Ruff are shown preparing the bags.

Aprils's Non-Grocery Item

Please remember to add these items

when packing #1 boxes. Limit one per family.

New Improvements are

Always Happening

Thanks to our favorite community partner, the pantry is replacing the worn out banana boxes with stackable, storable and washable plastic crates!

Community Partners

Feed More collects, prepares and distributes food to neighbors in need throughout Central Virginia including the Clarksville Food Pantry. With a service area that stretches across 34 counties and cities, Feed More’s comprehensive programs and network of over 270 agencies helps ensure our communities have access to healthy meals year round. Feed More is a proud member of Feeding America and Meals on Wheels America.

Fight Hunger. Spark Change 2023

Now in its tenth year, the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign has been a way for Feed More to partner with Walmart and Sam’s Club customers, members and suppliers to help provide food to people in need.

Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change Eligible Items

Thank You Feed More

Our Feed More partners made a special trip out to the Clarksville Food Pantry to ensure our guests and families had fresh produce for the Easter weekend!

Look at this beautiful produce!

The long-standing support and dedication from the Clarksville Food Lion has been pivotal as we continue this fight against hunger. Food Lion's contributions over the years have proven invaluable to the pantry and assists us in meeting our unwavering mission to the community.     

Thank you Clarksville Food Lion for your on-going support of the Clarksville Food Pantry!

Clarksville Food Lion employees support the Food Pantry in so many ways each and every day. From volunteering to unload the Feed More truck, to ordering pantry staples, checking us out and loading our cars several times per week, we couldn't do this without them.

A special thank you to the Clarksville Food Lion's generous gift of $500 in gift cards that the pantry was able to use for non-grocery items

(dish detergent and scrubbies) for our guests in April!

The Dating Dilemma

"Sell-by" date tells the store how long to display the product for sale.

"Use-by" date is the last date recommended for the use of the product while at peak quality.

""Best if used by" date is recommended for best flavor or quality. It is not a purchase or safety date.

How Does Date Labeling Impact Food Waste? 

USDA- Food Product Dating

Confusion over the meaning of dates applied to food products can result in consumers discarding wholesome food.

In an effort to reduce food waste, it is important that consumers understand that the dates applied to food are for quality and not for safety. Food products are safe to consume past the date on the label, and regardless of the date, consumers should evaluate the quality of the food product prior to its consumption.

Follow The Dating Dilemma each month for updates!

Get In Touch

Clarksville Food Pantry

Clarksville Community Center,

103 Woodland Drive,

Clarksville, VA 23927

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