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    COVID-19: Food Services

    Local government related postponements, cancellations and community services related the COVID-19 pandemic will be posted or linked on this page for the foreseeable future. Please check back often for updated information.To submit updates or new information please email us.

    Downtown Lynchburg

    Updated list of business open during Phase 2

    VA Cooperative Extension Office

    Information available on their website: City notifications; LCS learning—where people can go and get food that need it; in addition info from federal and state partners. publications on washing food; how to save money and feed more videos; exercises; kids yoga; STEM activities; webinars for adults from VCE Specialists and Agents from around the state; etc.

    Lynchburg Feeds

    A list of available food pantries. They suggest calling ahead in case a pantry's hours has changed. 

    Meals on Wheels

    Meals on Wheels, for the Lynchburg, Virginia area, is designed to assist the homebound community by providing them with a balanced, nutritious, hot meal (lunch) five days each week.

    Lynchburg Community Market

    UPDATED 6/5: As Virginia enters Phase 2 of re-opening, Lynchburg Community Market has some important changes and updates in order to make sure we are keeping our vendors, staff, and community safe! As of Saturday, June 6th customers will once again be able to enter the Market. We just ask that you follow a few guidelines:

    • The Gallery will remain closed until social distancing restrictions are further lifted.
    • In accordance with the Governor's Order - please wear a face mask or covering. 
    • Follow all directional signage posted within the Market. We will be adopting a “one way” path to help you navigate the Market as safely and efficiently as possible. All access to the inside of the Market will be through the large doors near Barb's Dream Hut and all customers will need to exit out of the doors near Philippine Delight.
    • Wash your hands often, we have staff working diligently to sanitize all high contact surfaces thoroughly and frequently for your safety.
    • Please do not move or re-arrange any tables within the Market. We have reopened our seating areas to 50% capacity. It is important that all chairs and tables remain in their current position to ensure proper social distancing guidelines are being satisfied.
    • Shop quickly. If visiting any of our permanent shops, we ask that you “grab and go” to reduce any waiting times for others. Consider using our outdoor seating areas for any prolonged social activity.

    Permanent shops and restaurants are working with limited space and can only accommodate a few guests at a time so please be patient and wait for any lines to clear out before proceeding into the spaces.

    Lynchburg Parks & Recreation Department

    FOOD SERVICES - information for obtaining free food; special shopping info for Seniors


    Beginning April 2, Sheetz will provide a free meal per child (turkey sandwich, chips and a drink). The program is scheduled to last for two weeks, and then will be reevaluated to determine whether or not to continue the program. Families interested in taking advantage of the free Kidz Meal Bagz program should go to participating Sheetz locations and ask an employee at the register for a meal. To view the participating stations, click here.

    Lynchburg Community Kitchen

    Recently created, this group is coordinating food donation and distribution as prepared meals. For info on how to help or to find out how to receive free meals, please visit the website.

    Local Restaurants