The Colonial Heights Food Pantry is committed to alleviating hunger and developing collaborative strategies to encourage self-reliance and preserve human dignity.
During FY 2020:
we provided 18,852 food services to individuals in need, compared to 17,752 last year;
fed an average of 254 households every month; and distributed enough food to serve 430,000 meals!
CORONAVIRUS IMPACTS . . . SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO &
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
HAS CALLED FOR
The CHFP is attempting to balance the safety of ALL persons (volunteers included) while still providing food to those in need.
Until further notice, we will be distributing food in a park-and-wait/pick-up method ONLY. Clients will be served in our rear parking lot at our regular distribution times of:
THURSDAYS, 6 - 7:30pm and
FRIDAYS, Noon - 1:30pm
Food will be pre-bagged according to household size and available for pick-up to registered clients ONLY at the times listed above and from our rear parking area.
Thanks to the following Community Partners for recent initiatives . . .
Thanks for your community spirit and
for helping others!
Bradley & Jackie Stuller, owners of BMUU Auto right here in Colonial Heights presented a business donation of $900 recently - proceeds from all of the company's May's Car Inspections. What a creative fundraiser!
Every week since the impacts of COVID-19 hit us, the City of Colonial Heights Senior Services has delivered prepared boxes of food right to their doors - since recipients are not allowed to shop inside at the pantry. Other clients are served in a park-and-wait style in our rear parking lot. Thanks for taking care of your homebound seniors City!
DID YOU KNOW? . . .
$1 will purchase 25 pounds of fresh produce!
A $10 contribution will purchase 250 pounds!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
IN THIS URGENT TIME
Food donations from stores as well as the community have decreased - demanding that we purchase more food. Plus, more families are coming to us in need, which makes the demand even greater.
Help rebuild our food supply by donating regularly - shelf-stable, common items.
Please consider a generous financial donation. With some purchasing power we have, we can make your contribution go much further than you are able to buy on your own.
WHAT YOUR GIFTS CAN DO FOR US:
12 lbs. of food donated is the equivalent to 10 meals.
$1 will purchase 25 lbs. of fresh produce and $1 will purchase about 5 lbs. of canned or shelf-stable food items.
We can turn your $25 donation into 15 meals!
WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN MEET THESE CHALLENGING AND DEMANDING TIMES!
Help us take care of more children who need meals and more households coming to us in this uncertain time.
We need food and funds!
Our Guiding Principles
Everyone should have access to good and healthy food;
Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect;
When basic needs are met, people are able to improve their circumstances; and
We are all here to help others.
Food Pantry Information
Colonial Heights Food Pantry, Inc. is committed to alleviating hunger and developing collaborative strategies to encourage self-reliance and preserve human dignity.
In FY 2019 . . .
Colonial Heights Food Pantry provided 17,774 food services to individuals in need:
- 3,555 Services to Seniors
- 5,829 Services to Children
- 8,390 Services to Adults
Served an average of 254 families each month and 620 individuals per month
The CHFP distributed an average of 10,900 pounds of food every week - the equivalent of about 9,083 MEALS per week.
Volunteers from the community served almost 12,840 hours to get it all done!
The Colonial Heights Food Pantry, Inc. has an assigned service area which includes only Colonial Heights and specific areas of 23834 and 23803 identified only as South Chesterfield. We are not assigned to serve residents of Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Hopewell or Chesterfield County.
Households in need outside of our service area should contact Feed More at 804/521-2500 for a referral
in your service area.
Monday-Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday & Friday: 10am - 2pm
~Food Distribution Hours~
Thursday: 6 - 8pm
Friday: 12 - 2pm
Impacts we make . . .
540,000 pounds of food distributed during FY 2018-19;
17,774 individual people served;
The pounds of food we distribute EACH week (over 10,000 pounds) is the equivalent of serving 8,500 MEALS every week!;
230,000 pounds of fresh, nutritious PRODUCE distributed during the year was 42% of all foods distributed . . . we are about serving GOOD food, not ANY food;
Through a Client Satisfaction Survey taken during the year, we learned . . .
96% of our recipients are pleased with the AMOUNT of food they receive;
98% are pleased with the VARIETY of food received;
95% believe they eat healthier because of the food received here than they would otherwise; and
98% of those we serve prefer our 'client-choice' model of shopping.
In their own words . . . "What difference would it be if the CHFP was not here for your family?", our recipients responded:
"In all actuality, I would be deprived - fresh vegetables and fruits are expensive, and if the pantry didn't have those, my money would run out or I just wouldn't buy those things;"
"We wouldn't be able to eat anything like we do now. I bargain shop, but prices have gone up and good, healthy food is not affordable for us;"
"I would simply have to find another pantry . . . IF there is one;"
"We are able to have our grandchildren over occasionally for a meal because of what the food pantry serves us."
We are making a difference in the lives of many people.
Help us care for your community . . . join our efforts!