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Help Cville Neighbors in Need have a Great Thanksgiving

Nov. 26, 1:30 to 4 p.m., 370-E Greenbrier Drive (Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry)

Looking for a simple way to give back this Thanksgiving? Start your Thanksgiving Break by helping your Charlottesville neighbors in need. Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is in need of volunteers for our last food distribution before Thanksgiving. Many families in the community depend on food from food pantries to help them get have a good holiday meal. What better way to show THANKS than to GIVE? Contact Nancy at


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University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) is dedicated to helping the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville communities work together to understand the University role in slavery, racial segregation, and discrimination and to find ways to address and repair that legacy, particularly as they relate to present day disparities. To that end, UCARE participants represent a broad cross-section of community members and University faculty, staff and students. We hope that our efforts at working collaboratively across sometimes polarized divides represent authentic steps towards truth, understanding, repair and reconciliation.