Since 1977, Page One of Page County has been a lifeline for those facing unexpected housing, financial, and family emergencies and even more importantly helping them to create a long-term goal of self-sufficiency. We are, simply stated, concerned people helping others.
Clothing for all ages and household furnishings from one of our Page One thrift stores
Transportation assistance to medical appointments for cancer patients
In the first quarter of 2017, our Food Pantry has served 1,781 individuals and distributed a total of 33,620 pounds of food. Our Family Assistance program has helped 755 individuals with $43,386 toward the housing, utilities and medical needs. In that time, our valued volunteers have given almost 6,000 hours to our mission.
Food Assistance - It is the policy of the Page One of Page County, Inc. that anyone seeking assistance with food must complete an intake evaluation to receive a one-time donation. The client must provide the following:
Proof of Benefits (all SNAP recipients must provide)
Proof of Residence for Page County
Proof of Income
Identification for each member of household
Must wait 30 days to receive food assistance again.
[Qualification for assistance is based income. We use the TEFAP* Household Income Guidelines for 2016.]
Financial Assistance - Financial Assistance is provided at a maximum once every six months, and the client must qualify each time. Whether for rent or utilities, the client must pay part of the bill themselves, or we cannot help them. Additionally, we counsel those who need assistance in job seeking.
This year, our annual budget is $534,500, $235,000 of which is our program budget for the Food Pantry and for Family Assistance. All of our general expenses: rent; utilities; payroll; insurance; office expenses; and advertising are paid for from sales in the Thrift stores. Therefore, 100% of all donations go directly to our mission!
Page One is ALWAYS in need of volunteers. They are the lifeblood of our work. Whether sorting clothes or household goods, working in one of our three thrift stores, working with clients in the Food Pantry or Family Assistance, we need your help. We need volunteers to work the many booths we have in area events such as the Festival of Spring, the Evenings on Main, one of the many area community yard sales, or the Fall Festival. Each of these is a money-maker for our missions. Additionally, we need volunteers to staff two of our largest fund-raisers, the Blackberry Festival and the Apple Festival on the parkway. We supply them with volunteers, and Delaware North supplies us with very nice donations. We could also use volunteers in the office for filing, sorting, mailing, and website management.
If you would like more information, or to talk to someone about Page One, you can reach us in any of the following ways:
Facebook - Page One of Page County
Website - vapageone.org
Office phone - 540-743-486
Business address -
42 West Main St., Luray, VA 22835
Food Pantry and Family Assistance -
35 North Bank St., Luray, VA
(Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday,
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
Locations of Page One Thrift Stores:
Page One Thrift Store - 42 West Main St., Luray, VA 22835, 540-743-4357
Christmas Shop - 8 East Main St., Luray, VA 22835 (no phone)
Page One Thrift Store - 600 Comer Lane, Shenandoah, VA 22849, 540-652-8780
*The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost.
Page One is a 501 (c)(3) organization
Page One is a charity serving Page County in Virginia. Our humanitarian mission is to provide family assistance to those in our community who find themselves unemployed, sick or for some unforeseen situation, unable to feed their family or meet their financial needs.