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The Rappahannock Food Pantry is a volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists Rappahannock residents who are in need of food or other related services.

Our Mission

We provide food and hope to our families in Rappahannock County.

We envision a community where everyone has access to healthful food. We share our time, talents, and resources by giving and volunteering to help those who need our assistance.

Rappahannock Food Pantry
Board of Directors

  • Penny Kardis, President

  • Ruth Welch, Vice President Admin

  • Ken Reid, Secretary

  • Pete Stenner, Vice President Operations & Treasurer

  • Meggan Abboud, Director

  • Beth Gall, Director & Backpack Program Coord.

  • Jessica Burleson, Director

  • Elizabeth Keeler, Director

  • Hellen Williams, Director

  • Anne-Marie Stacey, Director


Backpack program

The Backpack program provides food to CCLC and RCES students. A backpack contains 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 snacks and 2 drinks which includes vegetables, protein and milk. Bags are delivered to students on Fridays to provide food for the weekend. Students can sign up through the RCES guidance counselor or at CCLC. 


Cow/Sow-of-the-Month program

This is an outreach program to the local farming community which encourages them to donate animals to the pantry to help provide fresh meat to our clients.   Once a donation is identified, the Pantry will arrange to pickup the animal and arrange for the processing of the animal.  The animal is processed into ground meat which is then distributed to our clients during their shopping visits to the Pantry.  The Pantry provides a donation letter to the donor.


Hunters for Hungry program

Hunters for the Hungry provides deer meat to the Pantry via Muskrat Haven Farm. Any hunter who  desires to participate can do so by contacting the farm to process their meat. 


Feminine Care program

The Feminine Care program is starting in 2024 from a grant that will support free feminine care products to the women of the pantry. Once a month each woman may choose products from a selection provided by the pantry. You may see the Pantry manager for further details.


Thanksgiving Food Drive

Angel Tree Christmas Drive

Christmas Food Drive

Back-to-School Supplies Winter Coat Drive Monthly Clergy Association Drive

Annual Report

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