Episode 3: Providing food & clothing to families in need with Jennie Carter of Peace Lutheran Church

Episode Summary

In this episode of Charlottesville Connected, Amy Cochran welcomes Jennie Carter, Director of Youth and Family Ministry at Peace Lutheran Church, to discuss the Hungry Hearts No More program, which provides food, clothing, and other items to local families in need. Jennie details how the program got started and the greater purpose and benefits of the program that have emerged over time. She shares their process of figuring out who gets what and communicating what items Hungry Hearts No More is in need of, as well as detailing the impacts of covid-19 on the program.

“People are really looking for ways that they can help during this time and there’s not a lot of ways where we’re also able to keep each other safe… so if we can expand that and allow others to share their gifts in a safe way, that is our goal.” – Jennie Carter


  • The creation of Hungry Hearts No More
  • Ways in which the program has grown beyond just providing food
  • The impacts of coronavirus on Hungry Hearts No More
  • How the program operates
  • How you can get involved and help the cause

About Jennie Carter

Jennie is the Director of Youth and Family Ministries at Peace Lutheran, a child of God, wife, mom, friend, daughter, sister, Sunday school teacher, Bible study facilitator, taxi driver, short order cook, health nut, nature lover and hopeful optimist with a heart for Christ. She has attended Peace with her family since 2000 and has been blessed to be a part of the youth ministry since 2009. Jennie is so thankful for the opportunity to walk beside and with so many amazing youth.

For more information about Hungry Hearts No More and donating, visit: www.plchurch.org

If you or your loved ones are in need, reach out to Jennie via email: plcyouth@gmail.com

Connect with Hungry Hearts No More on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/2047691212166633
Connect with Peace Lutheran Church on Facebook: www.facebook.com/peace.lutheran

About Amy Cochran

Amy is the Co-Owner of Avenue Realty, LLC. She and her husband, Darian Cochran, started this journey together ten years ago. She found a career in real estate when she realized that buying a home is more than a business transaction, it’s a monumental life event. Being a part of life changing events is exciting and she finds that sharing these moments with people is an honor. Amy believes it is her attention to detail and devotion to helping others be their happiest that makes real estate a successful venture for her.

Although the business side of real estate is extremely important, she finds the personal side of it equally as important. Amy has never “sold” anyone a house. What she does is listen to her clients and assist them in making decisions that are best for them and their family, while managing the business end of purchasing a home.

For more information about Amy and to contact her, visit: avenuerealtygroup.com/real_estate_agent/amy-cochran