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Community Support Groups and Outreach for Students and Staff: Meals and Food Banks

This guide will provide resources and information to enable communities to address the needs of students and staff experiencing hardships

Food Assistance



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. Vernon Harris, Executive Director, PO Box 55181, Virginia Beach, 23471

Food Pantries

Spartan Food Pantry Initiative is available to all Norfolk State University students starting October 25, 2017.  If you have donations, or for more information on the Spartan Food Pantry, contact Alumni Relations at or at 757-823-8135 for details. 

Cities are Color Coded:

Hampton, ChesapeakeNewport News, Yorktown, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach


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.  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. Trailer 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.

Hope U Foundation is a non profit organization that provides housing, food stipends, job readiness assistance, vocational job training, case management and independent living skills. 1400 18th Street, Chesapeake 757-227-5444.

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 Wednesday 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 pantry open 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


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.

Ivy Memorial Baptist Church – 2200 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. Wednesday at 10:00 am. Bring ID, for Hampton residents only.

Newport News

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 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. 326 Tabbs Lane, Newport News.


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.


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 10 am 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.



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


Virginia Beach

United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach Churches
Address - 1709 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Phone number - (757)428-7727

First Presbyterian Church - Maintained by Potter's House
Location - 300 36th Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Call (757)428-6332

Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Address - 310 North Birdneck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Food bank phone number - (757)422-3797

 Freedom Fellowship
Main location - 836 Regency Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Call (757)428-3277 for information

Lem Bowden Memorial Food Closet, Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church
2020 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
Phone number - (757)428-6763

Foundry United Methodist Church
Address - 2801 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Storehouse Food Pantry
Courthouse Community United Methodist Church
2708 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23456

  Beach Fellowship
Food pantry address - 1817 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
Phone number - (757)721-7388

Food Locker, Open Door Chapel
Location is 3177 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Main number - (757)340-1441

Lynnhaven United Methodist Church
Address: 1033 Little Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Main number - (757)340-5682

St. Francis Episcopal Church
Address: 509 South Rosemont Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Phone number - (757)340-6884

Loaves to Fishes Ministry, Brook Baptist Church
Church address - 4397 Wishart Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Dial (757)464-0371

Social Justice Office, Church of the Ascension
Location is 4853 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone number - (757)495-1886 Ext 14

  Rock Church Food Pantry
640 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
Main number - (757)217-2192

Kempsville Presbyterian Church
Address is 805 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
Telephone - (757)495-1913

FOTE Outreach and Community Development Program
Location is 3420 Club House Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23450
Phone number is (757)431-0052

Salvation Army-Tidewater Area Command, Hampton Roads Area Command
Address is 5525 Raby Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Phone: (757)543-8100

Trinity Christian Fellowship
5245 Challedon Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Dial (757)739-5234

Bread of Life Outreach, Joy Ministries
Address is 1446 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
Phone - (757)420-2625

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
For referrals to pantries, soup kitchen, or holiday meals, call (757) 627-6599.

Catholic Church of Saint Mark
1505 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone number - (757)479-1010

Coastal Community Church
Location is 2800 S Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Main phone - (757) 233-1293

For more details on free food pantries and soup kitchens, dial 757.627.6599.




Food Provided (free meals)

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 29 th Street & Jefferson Ave, Newport News 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.

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 Pentecostal 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

The Focus Center at Park Place -- Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the Community Supper provides a warm meal and groceries to between 150 and 180 individuals each week.  501 West 35th Street, Norfolk, 757-637-0550