About Neighbors Helping Neighbors
of Amherst County

NHN was established in the fall of 2015 and began serving meals in May 2016.

Selective Food Warehouse, providing our “guests” the opportunity to Shop for their groceries was a goal that is now a reality.

Some other goals of NHN:

- Mobile Food Distribution to reach the rural areas of the county

- Resource Information Hub to connect those in need to other support organizations.

NHN has partnered with over 100 businesses, churches, and organizations to make the realty of food distribution center in Amherst County come true. NHN is expecting to receive over 90% of its funding from the community and will only exist based on concern each individual has for his or her neighbor. NHN’s existence will truly come from Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

"He that have a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth his bread to the poor."~Proverbs 22:9


NHN's journey and mission would not be possible if not for our partners - Thank you!

Business Partners

Al Stroobants Foundation

Amherst Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Amherst Co. Board

Amherst Fire Department

Amherst Lions Club

Amherst/Monroe Ruritan

Amherst Rotary Club

Appalachian Power Co.

Blue Ridge Food Bank

California Side Cars

Campbell Insurance

Capital Lien Services Inc - Midlothian


Caterpillar Clubhouse

Cecil Arthur Excavating

Cecil Arthur Trucking

Celebration Bridal

Commercial Glass & Plastics

Controls & Equipment

CVFP Monelison Medical

Davidson, Doyle & Hilton LLP

Dawson Aluminum

Department of Social Services

Depot Grill

Dollar General Store

El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant of Amherst

Elecom, Inc

Episcopal Thrift Shop of Amherst

Ecoroq (Janet Owen)

Business Partners

Fairmont Crossing Nursing Home


Food Lion Feeds

Food Lion of Amherst

Food Lion - Madison Heights

Foster Electric

Fox Grape Farm

Fred Allen Distributing


Girl Scouts Troop 1069


Gleaning for the World

Guill Contractors LLC

H.T. Hackney

Hardee's of Madison Heights

Hibachi Choice Buffet

Honey-Do Home Improvement


Inge Distributing

J T's Grill

John Maynard Inc.

KCD Maintenance

Lowe's of Madison Heights

La Carreta

Lynchburg Ready Mix

McBride Sign Co.

Milhous Company - Amherst

Monelison Middle School

Morris Orchard



Business Partners

P & K Trucking of Amherst

Pacific Life Inurance Co.

PC Doc Computer Services Inc

Periodontal Health Associates Lynchburg

ProLift Rigging

R. Ashby Templeton Paving

Rehab Associates of Central Virginia (Monelison Office)

Rock Haven Ministries

Service Printing Co.

Shrader Law Firm

Sluggo's Ice Cream

Southern Air

Specialty Exterminating Company

Stamptech (headquartered in Chester Virginia)

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar Sheet Metal

The Central Foundation

The Daily Bread

The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust

The Town of Amherst

Tiny's Catering

United Insurance


Warm Streets

Waterstone Pizza

Watts Propane

Wells Fargo


What A Blessing

Woodruffs Pie Shop

Church Partners

Amelon United Methodist Church

Ascension Episcopal

Central Baptist of Lowesville

Chris Community Church

Clifford Baptist Church

Elon Baptist Church

Elon Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

First Baptist Church of Monroe

Grace Baptist Church

Church Partners

Living Water Baptist Church

Lovingston Baptist Church

Madison Heights Baptist Church

Madison Heights Christian Church

Midway Baptist Church

Monroe United Methodist Church.

Mt Olive Baptist Church of Amherst

Church Partners

New Beginning Tabernacle

Northminister Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Piney River Baptist Church

Popular United Methodist Church

Randolph Memorial Baptist Church

River Church

Rose Chapel Baptist Church

Union Christian Churc


Garry L Friend, President , Past Treasurer @ Amherst County
Charles Foster, Treasurer CFO @ API Funds Portfolios
Mike Ogden, Secretary|Retired, National Account Manager AT&T
David Bryant, Director|Retired, Construction Supervisor for BWXT
Herb Albert,  Director, Pastor of Antioch Missionary Church
Sonny Harvey, Director Maintenance Supervisor @ RR Donnelley

Kelly Urbani, Executive Assistant to CEO, Alpha Ministries


    Please review the following procedures for inclement weather to find out if our services are being provided on a particular date based on weather-related issues.


    The Food Warehouse has seen a mild winter to date with no closings due to inclement weather. However, with winter weather remaining a possibility, please be aware of our inclement weather policy:

  • Closure Reasons

    Snow Covered Roads

    Icy Road Conditions

    Electricity Out

    Flooding Affects Transportation

    Governor declares a weather emergency for people to stay off roads.


    A decision to open or close will be made prior to Saturday Distribution Day preferably Friday before 6:00 PM. All scheduled volunteers should check their email frequently throughout the day on Friday. Volunteers without email will be called. WSET First Notice will be notified of closing.

  • NHN phone message hotline: (434-226-0019)

    NHN phone message (434-226-0019) will be updated to inform callers of opening / closing decision. If weather occurs after Food Warehouse opens, then the decision to open or work with limited volunteers rests with the Warehouse Managers on duty



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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.