Clarksville Food Pantry

Volunteer Newsletter

January 2024

Distributing Supplemental Food For Adults, Children, & Especially Seniors, Who Lack An Adequate Supply

Annual Meeting for Clarksville Food Pantry Board of Directors, Church and Community Volunteers

and Interested Citizens

The new year is upon us and we are excited to begin another successful year serving our neighbors in need.

Our annual meeting will be held January 21st at 3:00. We will meet in person (yea) in the Community Center big meeting room. We hope to see you there!

Be sure to bring your friends and neighbors. Remember that anyone who has volunteered, donated, or helped the pantry in any is a member of our Pantry.

Volunteer Highlight

Our Youngest Pantry Warrior

Meet Bryant!

Bryant, the grandson of Jimmy Hartman, came in early one morning on his winter break to help unload Moore's produce. Bryant assisted in unloading and shelving 300 pounds of russet potatoes, and another 300 pounds of miscellaneous produce.

Bryant, you're such a hard worker!

We can tell that you're going to be successful in anything you set your mind to including supporting your neighbors in need.

Upcoming Pantry Schedule

January 2024

January 3rd & January 6th

St Luke Baptist Church

January 10th & January 13th

St Timothy’s Episcopal Church

January 17th & January 20th   

Union Chapel Baptist Church

January 24th & January 27th

Clarksville Presbyterian Church

January 31st & February 3rd 

House of Prayer

February 2024

January 31st & February 3rd 

House of Prayer

February 7th & February 10th

Jamison Memorial Methodist Church

February 14th & February 17th

St. Catherine Catholic Church

February 21st & February 24th

Nelson Baptist Church

February 28th & March 2nd 

Averett Baptist Church

Pantry Updates

Holiday Gift Cards

Through the generous donations of the community, the Clarksville Food Pantry was able to provide $25 gift cards from Food Lion to assist families with their holiday meals.

314 Gift Cards were distributed to our neighbors in need during the month of November.

298 Gift Cards were distributed to our

neighbors in need during the month of December.

Myth or Fact


FACT: But…the simple answer is a qualified yes, some forms of shellfish are high in cholesterol. However, let’s dive a little deeper to see why there is nothing really fishy about this.

Health experts used to recommend limiting intake of shrimp, clams and other types of shellfish because they were thought to be too high in dietary cholesterol. We know that advice has changed as we learn more about how diet, lifestyle and genetics effect blood cholesterol levels. We now know that dietary cholesterol has little or no effect on blood cholesterol for most people.

Blood cholesterol is mostly effected by the types of fats and carbohydrates consumed as well as other risk factors. Shellfish is actually an excellent food choice for a heart healthy diet since it contains omega three fatty acids, is low in saturated fat and low in mercury. Of course, preparation matters, batter dipped and deep-fried options will add less healthy fats to the dish (but of course they are delicious and can be enjoyed occasionally).


While the Clarksville Food Pantry rarely has products that contain shellfish, please be aware several of our clients have identified allergies to shellfish. Be sure to ask the computer operator to alert you to any and all allergies list in the client's record.

Community Resources

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Clarksville Food Pantry

Clarksville Community Center

103 Woodland Drive

Clarksville, VA 23927

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