MCC Concert on the Steps: Friday, Nov. 10th


The Middleburg Community Center is hosting another fun night of "Concert on the Steps!" The show will be Friday, November 10th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and we will have an information table during the concert. We hope to see you there!


Scouting for Food Nov. 11th 2017


The Scouting For Food Drive is coming up! Volunteers can arrive anytime between 9am and 2pm on Saturday, November 11th  to help with unloading and sorting of food donations. We are so grateful to be apart of this wonderful event!

Scouting for Food 2017


The annual Scouting for Food Drive is underway! On Saturday, Nov. 4th you may notice a bag on your door knob for collecting food and on Saturday, Nov. 11th the Scouts will be picking up those bags of donated items. We are so grateful to be on the list of Food Pantries that receives these wonderful food donations, so we can help better serve our Patrons' with a variety of great food.

Thanks so much for your support!


Bluemont Concert Series on Sept. 9th


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! 


MCC Concert on the Steps Food Drive!


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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! 


CLOSED October 9th through October 13th for Maintenance Work

The Pantry will be CLOSED from Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 13th for maintenance work. 


Patrons,

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. 

The 2017 UCHS Great Barn Charity Challenge Results!

Seven Loaves is pleased to announce the winners of the Great UCHS Barn Charity Challenge of 2017! 


Bethann Beeman of Salem Oaks Farm and Stephen Plescow, President of Seven Loaves

Bethann Beeman of Salem Oaks Farm and Stephen Plescow, President of Seven Loaves

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. 


Jonelle Mullen of TuDane Farm and Stephen Plescow, President of Seven Loaves

Jonelle Mullen of TuDane Farm and Stephen Plescow, President of Seven Loaves

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. 


Miranda Scott of Newstead Farm and Stephen Plescow, President of Seven Loaves

Miranda Scott of Newstead Farm and Stephen Plescow, President of Seven Loaves

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! 

UCHS Week: June 5th through June 11th

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! 

2017 Volunteers of the Year

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.

LOAFER Lunch and Apparel

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! 

Upperville Colt and Horse Show: June 5th-11th

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!