Food Closet provides for Culpeper

Our office encountered a victim of a violent crime here in Culpeper. We met the family of five, including three young children in their humble home today. The family was in a very difficult time. The father was just released from UVA hospital with significant injuries, and will go back next week for surgery. I noticed the three little girls communicating to mom that their little bellies were hurting from hunger. I watched as they opened the refrigerator, to get a cold hot dog for a snack. The package of hot dogs was the only item in the refrigerator. We called upon the Food Closet and the staff there was ready to help when they heard our story. They gave us much more than we had hoped for. The joy on this family’s faces when we delivered the groceries was priceless. All three tiny girls asked with excitement if they could help carry the groceries in. Their response was like what you would picture a child’s face looking like on Christmas morning. We wished to say thank you to Reverend Shelton of St Stephens Episcopal church and The Food Closet staff for the generosity and kindness. This truly defines community. The line of hungry folks waiting for groceries today was humbling. We have neighbors in our community that need our help. The Food Closet obviously stays very busy. The shelves were just about wiped clean. They rely on donations. Because we utilized this amazing service, I wish to ask people to please consider donating food and/or financial help to this wonderful effort, the Food Closet.

Mark Nowacki

Director, Culpeper Victim/Witness Program

Food Closet Information:

HOURS OF OPERATION9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closed on federal holidays and anytime Culpeper Human Services is closed. May close without notice due to inclement weather.

CONTACT INFO: Phone: 540-825-1177Email:

LOCATION: Located at: 120 N. Commerce Street