Christ Church -- USDA food program for low income families and individuals. Every 4th Saturday from 10 am til noon. FMI: 827-8997. Joynes Road, Hampton. Jack Chase’s Bread Ministry – Help for those destitute but make too much to qualify for help from social service agencies. (757) 273-0818 Sixth House – Provides programs for those in need of food assistance. Variety of programs to supplement your needs every 3rd Thursday, 1:00-4:00 pm. Free bread every Friday after 3:00 pm. 2003 Kechoghtan Rd., Hampton. 244-6100. Hope Community Church – Offers short- term food assistance for individuals and families in need. 826A J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News. FMI: 595-8490 S.H.A.R.E. – a network of churches & community agencies that serve as a food distribution site. Participants contribute $20 in cash, by check or EBT card, donate two hours of volunteer time, and receive a food package worth at least $40. FMI: 596-7188. 9912 Hosier St., Newport News. One Harvest Food Ministry -- Everyone can purchase food boxes at wholesale prices. Great for stretching the monthly food budget. FMI: 53901096. Radiant Life Ministries, 100 Kilby Shores Drive, suffolk 23434. Manna House Ministries - Food provisional assistance. FMI: 714-0331. Manna House Ministries, Virginia Beach. Vrnon Harris, Executive Director, PO Box 55181, Virginia Beach, 23471
Saint  John's Soup Kitchen -- Saint John's AME Church  serves  a free meal on the 2nd and  4th Tuesday of the  month. From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  545 East Bute Street, Norfolk VA. 23501,  Downtown Norfolk near the Scope, FMI (757) 625-2713 Hope Community Church – hot meal every Monday night from 6:30-7:30 pm. 28 Harpersville Rd., Newport News West Hampton Baptist Church serves a free lunch every Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Industrial Park area of Newport News.  631 Aberdeen Rd, Hampton. Judeo-Christian Outreach – Mon.-Fri. 6 pm, Sat./Sun. & Holidays 3 pm  Sunday morning breakfast 8 am. 1053 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. FMI: 491-2846. People In Need Ministry - PIN provides clothing, hygiene supplies, food, medical care and a Bible study each Sunday from 3:00-6:00 pm at Virginia Beach Pentecostal Church, 501 Baltic Ave., Virginia Beach. Dallas 572-5333 Potter’s House - Tues. Thurs. Bag Lunches. Virginia Beach UMC, 212 19th Street, Virginia Beach. FMI: 428-7727 Star of the Sea Catholic Church – Lunch provided Monday, Wed., & Friday at 11:00 am. 1404 Pacific Avenue, Va. Beach   757- 428-1244 Monday Soup Kitchen -- Serving up a hot, nutricious bowl of soup with bread, Mondays from 9:30 am til 11:30 am. Central Baptist Church Ghent, 701 W. Olney Road, Norfolk. FMI: 757.627.4571. All Nations Church – Breakfast, fresh clothes, toiletries, showers, and medical attention. Sunday morning pick up 8:00-8:15 am at the Farmer’s Market at 29th Street & Jefferson Ave, NN and HRT bus station. Taken to church for meal and needs met. Attend 11:00 am service and taken back downtown afterwards. 941-5111. 853 Cloverleaf Lane, Newport News. Oak Grove United Methodist Community Dinner – Wednesday 6:30- 7:30 pm.  472 Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. Oasis Social Ministry -- Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays -- breakfast from 7:00 am - 7:45 am and lunch from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm. Tuesdays lunch at 11:45 am - 12:45 pm. Saturdays lunch at noon 0 1:00 pm. Sundays -- breakfast at 7:00 am - 7:45 am, lunch at 2:00 - 3:00 pm. (except 3rd Sunday).   800 A. Williamsburg Ave., Portsmouth. FMI: 397-6060. First Baptists Church Denbigh Outreach -- Meal for the homeless and hungry every 4th Saturday of the month at 29th Street and Jefferson Avenue, Newport News. What’s Cooking? – Pastors wife teaches those interested how to cook a main dish. Bible message taught while cooking.  Saturday 6:30-8:30 pm. Trinity Baptist Church 818 Waters Rd., Chesapeake. Zion Baptist Church (with Oasis Social Ministry) -- Tuesday breakfast 7:00-7:45 am and lunch 11:45 am - 12:45 pm. Thursday thru Saturday breakfast 7:00-7:45 am.  225 Hatton St. Portsmouth. FMI: 397-6060 Emanuel AME -- (part of Oasis Social Ministry) Thursday lunch noon - 1:00 pm, 637 North St., Portsmouth St. James Episcopal Church -- (part of Oasis Social Ministry) Sunday lunch from noon - 1:00 pm. 923 Effingham St., Portsmouth Third Baptist Church -- (part of Oasis Social Ministry). Friday lunch from noon - 1:00 pm. 461 Godwin St., Portsmouth. PIN Ministry - Virginia Beach Outreach Center at Fellowship Hall of Beach Pentacoastal Church. Saturday breakfast 8:00 am followed by morning recovery meeting. Sunday hot meal starts at 2:00 pm, worship at 3:30 pm. 503 15th St at the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach. Potters House -- Sack lunches served Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am - noon. 1709 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach
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Advent Family Life Center -- Food pantry open Tuesday 11:30-1:30, Friday 1:30-3:30, and Sunday 10:30-2:30. 1097 Bells Mill Rd., Chesapeake 23322. 410-3081. Aldersgate United Methodist Church -- Food pantry open Mon.-Thursday 9 am-noon. 4320 Bruce Rd., Chesapeake 23321. 484-8217 (Debbie). Bethel Worship Center Church Food Ministry -- Food Pantry is open to the public  every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Bethel Worship Center Church, 3927 Poplar Hill Rd, Chesapeake 23321. FMI: call Sabrina 757.536.2307 Chesapeake Ave. United Methodist Church -- Food pantry open Tuesday at 2 pm. 1200 Chesapeake Ave., Chesapeake 23324. 545-7481 (Worthy Pegram) Covenant United Methodist Church – 2004 Dock Landing Rd., Chesapeake. Call first, 488- 8968. Deep Creek Baptist Church -- Food pantry open Tuesday 10 am-noon. 250 Mill Creek Rd., Chesapeake 23323. 487-2182. Deep Creek United Methodist Church -- Food pantry open Thursday 9:30 am - 10:45. Bring referral from a service provider (could be clergy) that knows your situation. 141 George Washington Hwy. Chesapeake 23323 First Baptist Church West Munden -- Open 3rd and 4th Wednesday 11 am - noon. 1541 Lyons Ave., Chesapeake 23324. 545-5889 Deacon Clarence Eaton. First Baptist Money Point -- Food pantry open Wednesdays noon - 1 pm. 439 Freeman Ave., Chesapeake 23324. 352-7696. Harvest Assembly Church – Mondays 5:00- 7:00 pm, Wednesdays 10:00 am-Noon and Fridays 4:00-6:00 pm. Trailrer marked HOB (House of Blessing) behind church. 525 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake. Heritage Community Church -- Food pantry the 3rd Thursday of month from 9-11 am or by appointment. 513 Johnstown Rd., Chesapeake 23322. 547-4329. House of Blessings Harvest Assembly of God -- Food pantry open Mondays 5:30-7 pm, Wednesdays 9-11:30 am and 4-6 pm, 501 Kempsville Rd., Ste D, Chesapeake 23320. 547-9341. Impact Food Ministry -- Providing food for those in need. 600 Happy Acres Rd., Chesapeake 23323. 748-7950. New Mt. Olive Baptist Church -- Food pantry open Wed and Thursday 11 am - 2 pm., 622 Fernwood Farm Rd., Chesapeake 23320. 547-3313. Oaklette United Methodist Church -- Provides a food pantry connected to the Southeastern Food Bank Families and individuals can get food up to 6 times per year. 520 Oaklette Dr., Chesapeake 23325. 754- 5743. Onesimus Ministries -- Food pantry open Tuesdays and Thursdays. 2619 Pocaty Rd., Chesapeake 23322. 421-2553. Our House Family Shelter – Chesapeake residents. 757-545-4075 Prince of Peace Catholic Church – 621 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake. Wednesday from 10 a – noon. Rear of church. Providence Church of Christ -- Food pantry open Mondays 11 am - 1 pm. 2200 Vicker Ave. Chesapeake 23324. 545-8347. Providence Road Church of Christ -- Food pantryopen Tuesdays 11 am - noon. 921 Providence Rd., Chesapeake 23325. 420- 2635. Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church -- Food pantry open Tues. 9 am - 2 pm, and Wed. 9 am - 1 pm. 3001 A Indian River Rd., Chesapeake 23320. Call Katherine Hill 545-8171. Sovereign Grace Church – 508 N. Centerville Turnpike, Chesapeake. Every other Tuesday from 5:30-8:00 pm. FMI: Woodland Heights Baptist Church -- Food pantry open Thurs. 9 - 11 am. 529 Providence Rd., Chesapeake 23325. 420-1500.
The Basilica of Saint Marry Catholic Church --  Food pantry for the surrounding community. 232 Chapel St. Norfolk 23504. 762-2448. Calvary Presbyterian Church -- Food pantry. 150 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk. If you are in need of assistance, please call 461-7043. Calvary Revival Church - Food pantry every Friday from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (except holidays). Must be a member of Calvary Revival Church or a resident of Norfolk. 5833 Poplar Hall Dr., Norfolk 23502. 732-1970. Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal – Thursdays 11:00 am- noon. 560 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk. FMI: 627-5665 East Ocean View Baptist Church – 9609 9th Bay St., Norfolk. Food pantry open Mondays at 10 am. Episcopal Church of the Advent -- Food pantry for the Ocean View area of Norfolk. 9629 Norfolk Ave., Norfolk 23503. 758-7012. Episcopal Church of the Ascension - - Food pantry for needy individuals and families. 405 Talbot Hall Rd., Norfolk 23505. 742-3671. Faith Christian Center -- Food pantry first Saturday of the month 10am to Noon. 1066 Norview Ave., Norfolk 857- 1336. First Pentecostal UHC -- Food pantry 3rd Sat. of month. 1434 Wilson Rd., Norfolk 23523. Call Ms. Whitehurst 543- 1165. Grace and Hope Mission -- food pantry. 2800 Lafayette Blvd., Norfolk 23509. 785-5717. Holy Trinity Food Pantry – Food assistance to Ocean View residents, Mon.-Thurs. from 1-3 pm. 154 W. Government Ave., Norfolk. FMI: 480- 3433. New Hope Baptist Church -- Food pantry open Mon-Fri at 2 pm. 3241 Brest Ave., Norfolk 23509. 686-5027. New Life Christian Center’s Storehouse – 3909 Pleasant Ave., Norfolk. Call first … 362-8015. St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries,  2114 Lafayette Blvd., Norfolk. Food pantry open Mondays-Thursday from 9:00 am til 2:00 pm. Referred families and individuals are provided enough food for 3 days. FMI: 627-6748. St. Gregory’s Catholic Church – Clearfield Avenue, Norfolk. 757-497- 8330. Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 12:15- 1:30 St. Mary’s Food Pantry -- 1000 Holt Street, Norfolk. Open daily 10 am – noon. Call first, 622-4487. St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen -- 1000 Holt Street, Norfolk. Open Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri. 1:00-2:00 pm. Temple Baptist Church (Norfolk) -- provides food for needy families in the community. 3300 Tidewater Dr., Norfolk. 762-2287.
Five Loaves Food Bank – USDA, salvage food and bread every Monday from 6-8 pm. Mosaic Campus, 28 Harpersville Rd., Newport News. Food Bank is front left classroom at Cornerstone Church from 6:00- 8:00 pm. A hot meal is provided Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Commons area. 595-8490 Good Seed Good Ground -- 2501 Marshall Ave., Newport News 23607. 224-0199 Harvest House Food Bank-- Third Saturday of the month between 9 am and 1 pm. USDA Income restriction may apply. Harvest Land Ministries, 5889 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Contact person is Georgia Wesley, 223-0645. New Beech Grove Church-- Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 11:00am – 1:00pm. 326 Tabbs Lane, Newport News.
Cornerstone Worship Center Food Pantry -- Every 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Saturday from 11:00 am til 1 pm. 55 Tide Mill Lane, Hampton. Ivy Memorial Baptist Church – 2200 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. Wednesday at 10:00 am. Bring ID, for Hampton residents only.
York County Church Women United Emergency Food Closet – Provides food, where needed, on an emergency basis to York County and Poquoson residents. Mon. Wed., Fri.  12:30 to 3:00 pm., 300 Ella Taylor Road, Yorktown. FMI: 898-9057.
PARC - Portsmouth Area Resources Coalition, Portsmouth. Emergency food pantry, weekend soup kitchen. FMI: 393- 5208. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church -- Provides emergency canned goods to needy families who reside within the Parish. Hours: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Thursdays (Food Pantry Referral Only); 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Eligibility: Recipients must reside in the Parish area, between the boundaries of Crittendon Street, NE, Rhode Island Avenue, NE, 4th Street, NE to 18th Street, NE1029 Monroe St. NE, Portsmouth. 526-8822
Vision Church International -- food pantry and small clothing facility in which frozen meats, nonperishable dry foods and clothing are given to individuals who are in need. 27198 Shady Brook Trail, Suffolk 23434. 562.0144.
Beach Fellowship - Food pantry for the surrounding community in need. 1817 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach 23454. 772-1738. Church of the Ascension Food Pantry–  4853 Princess Anne Rd., Va. Beach Monday thru Thurs. 10:00 - Noon (For Va. Beach Residents) (757) 495-1886 Courthouse Community UMC Food Pantry – 2708 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Wed. 10 am – noon. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church -- The Lem Bowden Memorial Food Closet provides emergency food assistance to people throughout Virginia Beach. We provide a one-week supply of nutritious, well- balanced foods including fruits, vegetables and various proteins. 2020 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach. 742-8676. First Baptists Church Denbigh Outreach Center -- Bread and other non-perishable foods every Wednesday 9:30-1:0 pm and Thursday 8:30 am - noon. USDA is issued every 2nd Wenesday of the month from 9:30 am- 1:00 pm. 13656 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. Foundry United Methodist Church -- 2801 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach 23452. 734-0059. Hope Lutheran Church -- Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6 PM - 8 PM, and, the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10AM-Noon. 5350 Providence Rd., Va Beach. 424-4848. Joy Ministries -- provides freshly baked bread. 1446 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach 23464. 742-0262. Life More Abundantly Ministries -- 1080 Aragona Blvd., Virginia Beach   473-3084  – Tues-Fri. 10:00 am- 6:00 pm New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C. Food Pantry – 118 Erie Ave, Virginia Beach, 425-8431 Open Door Chapel – 3177 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. Wednesday only 10:00 am til 2:00  pm. Must call first 340-1441 and bring valid ID. St. Mark’s Catholic Church – 1505 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach 757-479-1010 Trinity Christian Fellowship  5245 Challedon Dr., Virginia Beach Contact Rev. Thompson 739-0282 Vineyard Community Church – 4444 Expressway Dr., Virginia Beach. Open first and third Thursday from noon til 2:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am til noon. By appointment only. FMI: 497-6909.