OrganizationEmergency Food Network Charlottesville Albemarle (EFN)
Contact Emailinfo@emergencyfoodnetwork.org
Contact Phone Number(434) 979-9180
Primary Focus AreaHunger/Housing/Poverty
Service AreasAlbemarle, Charlottesville
Year Organization EstablishedEmergency Food Network
Number of Paid Staff0.5
Current Operating Budget200,000
Board Meeting Frequencyquarterly
City In Which Board Meetings Are HeldCharlottesville/Albememarle

Board Position type

Development Chair; At Large Members

Desired skills, perspectives, experiences, and characteristics of new board members

The Emergency Food Network provides groceries for three days of balanced meals to individuals and families in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. We are almost entirely run by volunteers. We receive no government funding; our operation depends exclusively on the generous support of individuals, schools, businesses, area churches, and civic groups. Our operating expenses are minimal, so approximately 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to program services.

We are looking for a Development Chair to coordinate our donor appreciation and fundraising efforts. Responsibilities could include chairing the board’s Development Committee, cultivating new donors, and working with fellow board members to conceive of and execute small events aimed at thanking existing donors. There is no specific time commitment; EFN will be grateful for any donation of time and expertise.

We are also recruiting At Large board members with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Specific responsibilities are flexible, depending on the individual’s strengths and interests. The most important characteristic is a desire to make healthy food accessible to people who are experiencing food insecurity.


Annual Time Commitment (including committee meetings, special events, work outside the board, etc.)

variable; in the ballpack of 5 hours a month

Is a minimum financial contribution required?


Prior Board experience preferred?


Does the Board have term limits?


Board Term Limit

3-years, with option to renew

Does The Organization have Directors & Officer's insurance?