Community Markets Food Box Giveaway

Community Markets Food Box Giveaways provide fresh and local food to food insecure families in Jefferson County, WV and the surrounding region. One Giveaway is held every few months at Saint James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV.
All cash donations are used to buy food from local farmers. Donations of shelf-stable food or gift cards to local grocery stores are welcome. See Upcoming Events for volunteer opportunities.

To receive up-to-date Food Box Giveaway information, sign up to volunteer, or make a donation please Contact Us

Get Involved – Upcoming Events

Food Box Giveaway – January 13, 2024 – St. James Catholic Church – 49 Crosswinds Dr. Charles Town, WV

The next Food Box Giveaway is planned for September. Please check this page for updated information.

Volunteers are needed for a number of tasks including:

Pick up food and cardboard boxes, Break down larger quantities of food into family-sized portions,
Move donated food from storage to Giveaway location, Sort food into boxes, Load boxes into cars

Our Impact – Past Events

The inaugural Community Markets Food Box Giveaway was held in September 2022 at Saint James Catholic Church. The most recent Giveaway was in January. Community Markets along with our partners made the following impact:

913 People

500+ Food Boxes

Over 236
Volunteer Hours

  • 913 People Fed from Four States; 306 were Children
  • 286 Families Served (10 boxes were taken to Martinsburg Rescue Mission. Impact is not known.)
  • Sept 22 Giveaway: $1,155 Grant from Try This WV Provided Seed Money which Leveraged an Additional $9,000 in Donations
  • Partners include Saint James Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry Job Corps, and Priestfield Pastoral Center
  • Sept 22 Giveaway: Received Six (6) pallets of Fresh Produce from First Fruits Farm
  • Purchased Local Food from Four (4) Local Food Businesses; Food Sourced from WV and PA Farmers
  • Supported Three (3) Local Businesses
  • Jan 23 Giveaway: City National Bank Ranson Collected Food in their Lobby
  • Jan 23 Giveaway: Chick-fil-A Ranson provided Hot Breakfast for Volunteers
  • Jan 23 Giveaway: Orr’s Farm Market Donated Ten (10) Bushels of Apples

Our Partners