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Many families in Rockbridge County are just one unexpected bill away from not being able to pay their rent or put food on their table. RARA is able to assist people in these times of need thanks to our generous community of neighbors helping neighbors.

Donating Food

We appreciate food donations as they are a wonderful way to contribute to the community and provide us with a greater variety of items than we can source through our area Food Bank. We especially enjoy when local farmers or families grow an extra row of produce so that we can share fresh, healthy items with shoppers!

Non-perishable items, empty boxes, or grocery bags may be left in our donation bin on the right side of the building at any time. If you would like to donate perishable items such as produce or eggs, or you would like a receipt, please ring the doorbell during our office hours below. If possible, we recommend avoiding our busiest times during distribution since the parking lot can be crowded (Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays from 2-3:30pm and Saturdays from 9:30-11am).

Office Hours:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9am-4:30pm

  • Tuesdays 9am-2pm

  • Saturdays 9am-12pm

If you would like ideas of what to donate, please see our list of Most Needed Items.

Making a Monetary Gift

Whether you donate $1 or $1,000, your contributions to RARA make a big difference in our community.

Checks or cash can be mailed to:

Rockbridge Area Relief Association
350 Spotswood Drive

Lexington, VA 24450

Online gifts can be made through PayPal​:

Making a Stock Gift

RARA accepts gifts of stocks or securities. The following information can be shared with your broker to initiate a gift. Please call our office at (540) 463-6943 to alert us to your stock transfer.

Account Registration: Rockbridge Area Relief Association

RARA Account #: 237-12841-1-4
Firm: Edward Jones

103 E Washington Street

Lexington, VA 24450

Edward Jones DTC #: 0057

Making a Legacy Gift

You may leave a legacy gift for RARA in your will or estate plans. The following information is required in your documents:

Legal Name: Rockbridge Area Relief Association

Federal Tax ID Number: 23-7303807

We suggest the following wording for a general bequest:

"I give Rockbridge Area Relief Association, 350 Spotswood Drive, Lexington, VA 24450, Federal Tax ID Number 23-7303807 the sum of $_____ or _____% of my estate."

Please consult your financial advisor for additional support. If you have questions, you may contact our office at (540) 463-6943 or send an email to

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