Seven Loaves needs a Volunteer Driver to pick up our Giant grocery store donations on Fridays. For more information about being a Volunteer Driver, please go to the Volunteer section of our website, call us, email us, or feel free to come by the Pantry.
Seven Loaves will have an information table at The Bluemont Concert Series on Saturday, September 9th! Come on out to a fun filled night that includes music, food, and even face painting! This is a great event that is geared towards connecting the community with local organizations. Stop by our table and say hello, and enjoy the show! You can learn more by visiting the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/248329022313311/
We hope to see you there!
The Middleburg Community Center will be hosting "Concert on the Steps", a FREE music event on Friday, September 15th. Seven Loaves will be having a canned food drive with our Young Men's Service League Volunteers and they will be building a fun sculpture with the donated canned goods during the concert! We encourage you to come out for a fun night of music and canned good sculpture building! Any donated canned food items helps feed our Patrons in need at Seven Loaves.
The event is from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. If any Volunteers would like to help at the event please call or email us for more details.
We hope to see you there!
Seven Loaves is looking for a Volunteer Driver to pick up our Harris Teeter grocery store donation on Wednesdays. You can find more information about being a driver under the "Volunteer" tab on our site, or feel free to call the Pantry, email us, or stop by the Pantry and see us!
Don't forget that the Pantry will be CLOSED on Monday, September 4th, in honor of Labor Day. Grocery store pickups will also not occur that day.
The Pantry will be CLOSED from Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 13th for maintenance work.
A list of alternative Pantries for you to visit during that week is provided on the cork board in the reception room at the Pantry, or visit www.brafb.org/find-help/pantry-locator/ for Pantries as well. The Pantry will re-open on Monday, October 16th and resume regular distribution hours.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Volunteers and Drivers,
There will not be any grocery store or farmers' market pick ups and deliveries made October 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 14th, or 15th. Pick ups and deliveries will resume as usual on Monday, October 16th.
If you would like to donate your time to help with cleaning and spot painting we would love your assistance! Sign up sheets are available at the Pantry, but you can call or email us if you would like to sign up as well.
Our website and Facebook page are here keep our Patrons, Volunteers, and Donors up to date with the most current information about receiving food services, getting involved, and donating to Seven Loaves Services' mission.
Like us on Facebook @sevenloavesvirginia to see what we are doing to help better serve the community!
Seven Loaves is pleased to announce the winners of the Great UCHS Barn Charity Challenge of 2017!
In Third Place with a donation of $225 dollars, Seven Loaves awarded Salem Oaks Farm with a bottle of Slater Run French Rose and a hat, compliments of Slater Run Vineyards! Bethann Beeman, pictured above, accepted the award on behalf of Salem Oaks.
In Second Place with a donation of $324 dollars, Seven Loaves awarded TuDane Farm with a bottle of Slater Run Roots Wine and a free tasting at The Local Taste in Upperville, compliments of Slater Run Vineyards! Jonelle Mullen, pictured above, accepted the award on behalf of TuDane Farm.
Drum Roll! The "Pantry Pony" to come in First Place with a $937 dollar doantion is Newstead Farm! Seven Loaves has awarded them with a Free Grooming Stall, compliments of Barbara Roux and St. Bride's Farm. Miranda Scott, pictured above, accepted the award on behalf of Newstead Farm.
Congratulations to the top three Barn winners and THANK YOU to all thirteen Barns that participated in this event!
Giddy Up! It's Upperville Colt and Horse Show week, and the Seven Loaves tent is set up and ready for another successful year of the Great Barn Charity Challenge! We encourage you to stop by our tent to learn more about our mission, how to donate to our mission, how to get involved, and meet our team of Volunteers, like Fran pictured above! Our tent is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
To show our appreciation for our volunteers, we will be providing lunch and LOAFER apparel at the Pantry after close. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday Volunteers will have their lunch hosted on Wednesday, May 24th at noon.
Monday Volunteers will have their lunch hosted on Monday, June 5th at noon.
Seven Loaves honors Jane Kates and Ed Kovac with the 2017 George Lengauer Volunteer Service Award!
Jane has been a faithful and very active Volunteer for four years, working Pantry shifts two days a week, proving a mainstay at food drives and special events and generously, albeit anonymously, stepping up to the plate whenever she spots a need that we might meet. Her manner with Patrons is gracious and kind and personal and she unfailingly exhibits a practical, immediate, non-judgmental and energetic spirit that has earned the respect of all the other Volunteers.
Ed's professional expertise in organizational effectiveness, policy and procedure development and control and performance oversight is on exhibit every week at the Friday shift, when he leads the Volunteers in providing consistency efficient but equally compassionate and personal service. Ed has also been instrumental in developing and implementing practical inventory control and delivery measures, record keeping modifications and staffing recommendations and has performed county wide and Patron specific research and analysis on our behalf, so that we might better serve our population. He is the first to spot a child in the waiting room who needs a juice box, to take immediate and personal steps to fill Pantry needs and to offer up a bit of humor to the other Volunteers at just the right, very busy and potentially overwhelming moment.
Don't forget that the Pantry will be closed on Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day. Grocery store pickups will also not occur that day.
The 2017 edition of the highly sought after collector's item, the LOAFER T-shirts, have arrived. The shirts, as well as baseball style caps featuring the prize-winning Pantry logo, will be distributed to regular Volunteers at a series of after-distribution day lunches, to be hosted by members of the Seven Loaves' Board of Directors. Stay posted for further details on how to add one of these hot couture items to your wardrobe!
Once again, due to the generosity of Barbara Roux and Alexa Lowe Wiseman, Loafers will be manning the Seven Loaves tent and conducting The Great Barn Charity Challenge at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show this year. Last year's bounty, in both cans of food and in cash donations, was double that of 2015, and we're hoping for a competition this year that is just as much fun and even more profitable for the Pantry's shelves. The schedule calls for us to set up our tent (on the Jumper side) on Monday morning, June 5, and volunteers can sign up to work the show for any period of time between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 5 through Sunday, June 11. Please let us know of your ability to help!