Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions first, then call our office at 434-295-4058 or email Helping you find a solution for your need is important to us and is best done by telephone rather than by an internet inquiry. Using “Contact Us” does not hold a place for you for assistance that is based on timely applications like Angel Tree or Dominion EnergyShare.

Soup Kitchen

Our Soup Kitchen is open 365 days a year, twice a day (breakfast and supper Monday through Saturday, and breakfast and mid-day meal on Sunday). We couldn’t do this by ourselves. More than 30 area churches have committed to providing food and volunteers four times per week to make sure that a hot meal is available through The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen.

Emergency Shelter

Feel free to call us or stop by to find out if there’s a vacancy in our 58-bed shelter.

Guests entering The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter are provided one-to-one advocacy to answer questions about options in the surrounding community. We sit down with every guest in the shelter to set goals taking their preferences and personal interests into account to better their situation and prepare for their departure from the shelter.

As those in need transition to long-term stability in food security, housing, community involvement, and personal growth, families and individuals benefit from case management, a daily soup kitchen, and weekly community-based programs.

Emergency Food

We are a partner with Blue Ridge Food Bank’s Food Rescue Program by picking up food and produce from local grocery stores and bakeries before the “sell by” date then making it available outside our Soup Kitchen until it is gone.

Winter Warmth for Everyone

In an effort to help bring warmth to those in need the Salvation Army conducts an Annual Winter Warmth for Everyone Drive in October. We ask members of community, churches, schools and agencies to donate clean and gently used coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. All coats are needed: women, children and men especially men and larger men and women coats. WWFE meets the needs of homeless and low-income men, women and children who cannot afford the basics of winter outerwear. Distribution site will be at The Salvation Army. Individuals may drop off Winter Warmth items at the Salvation Army on 207 Ridge St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Churches and other organizations that wish to collect items may contact The Salvation Army Family Store at 434-979-5230 for a pickup. Distribution starts at the end of October and continues through the winter. Contact Emergency Services Offices, TSA at (434) 295-4058.

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