“We know that our community is struggling right now. We wanted to find a way to provide relief for our neighbors and also support Charlottesville dining institutions that are being hard hit.”
– Chris Long
The COVID – 19 Pandemic is changing our lives and impacting our community in unexpected and unprecedented ways, both for businesses and individuals.
For some in Charlottesville, COVID -19 has made getting the basic necessities a struggle – including keeping food on shelves and securing the next meal. And as people must stay at home, businesses have cut back operations, and local restaurants are struggling.
From this obstacle, we see an opportunity. Feed the community while supporting locally-owned restaurants. By distributing meals through our network of nonprofits and city agencies, Grub4Good will create the dual benefit of providing revenue to local businesses and providing healthy and safe meals to those who need them.
The Chris Long Foundation is making a $50,000 pledge that is seeded by Chris and Megan Long. A donation the Long’s hope will be matched by the community to provide more meals and impact more restaurants.
Grub4Good launched April 6, 2020 with a Spring Break initiative to provide 4000 meals to Charlottesville City Schools (CCS) students living in neighborhoods with high enrollment in free and reduced meal programs. The Chris Long Foundation funded the meals and worked in partnership with City Schoolyard Garden to distribute the food, ensuring students continued being fed over the previously scheduled Spring Break, April 6 – 10.
On December 14, 2020, the Chris Long Foundation announced a new Grub4Good partnership with Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA). The partnership will support reliable food access for 100 resident families through weekly distribution of grocery gift cards in December and January.
Be a part of the Grub4Good effort now. As little as $10 provides one meal for a neighbor and helps a locally owned restaurant.
If you are a restaurant that wants to get involved or a community agency in need of meals, please contact us here
Restaurants and Non-profit Partners
The Salvation Army
Wayside Takeout & Catering
City of Promise
Meals on Wheels
Marie Bette Café
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge
Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Quantitative Investment Management