Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (Verona, VA)


  • Name:Mr. Michael McKee
  • Title:Chief Executive Officer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
  • Address:96 Laurel Hill Road
    Verona, VA 24482-0937
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:800-296-3663
  • Main fax:540-248-6410

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is to feed the hungry through a network of community organizations in central and western Virginia, and to engage our communities in the fight to end hunger locally and nationally.

  • Overview:
  • As an organization working in hunger relief, the Food Bank essentially acts as a food hub – we acquire donated food from national and local sources, sort and ensure proper food safety and handling, and distribute the food through a network of 224 partner agencies. These agencies – food pantries, churches, shelters, and soup kitchens – in turn provide food assistance to all those in need across our region – for individuals receiving donated food from the United States Department of Agriculture, our partner agencies confirm income eligibility (0-150% of the federal poverty level). The Food Bank also operates several outreach programs that currently serve more than 6,800 children and 590 seniors across our region each year.

    In fiscal year 2014, the Food Bank distributed 25 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 20.8 million meals – to an average of 114,000 individuals each month. This is more than double the number of pounds distributed and people served in 2007. With lingering unemployment and underemployment, higher living costs and lower wage jobs with zero benefits, the Food Bank does not anticipate the need for assistance to soften anytime soon.

  • History:
  • Founded in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is the largest organization alleviating hunger in Western and Central Virginia. In all, we serve 25 counties and 9 cities on either side of the Blue Ridge through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and Verona.

    We provide nutritious food to all individuals and families in need through a far-reaching network of food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, churches and nonprofit groups.

    We are members of Feeding America, a national organization supporting more than 200 food banks across the country, and the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the U.S. In 2009, Feeding America named the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank the Member of the Year for our outstanding program standards and efficiency.

  • Year established:1981
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:10
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:39

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Susan M. Myers
    John A. Downey
    Dawn M. Metz
    Joyce L. Coleman
    Richard C. Mayo
    Lynn Mentzer
    Lynn S. Powell
    Robert J. Sack
    Karen Wigginton

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Michael McKee, Chief Executive Officer


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:52-1202644

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:521202644
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 937
  • Organization City:VERONA
  • Organization State:VA
  • Organization Zip:24482-0937
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1981
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):560, 603
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Supplying money, goods or services to the poor, Nonfinancial services of facilities to other organizations
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$14,670,645
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$51,981,673
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$49,729,724
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:30:05 pm

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