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!
Thanks to the following Community Partners for recent initiatives . . .
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 for your community spirit and
for helping others!
COVID-19 impacts meant that the Wesley United Methodist Church Youth Group could not go on its annual (away) Mission Trip - so, it did missions right here in its own backyard!! Recently, the sponsors and a youth member delivered 400 of food from its ONE-DAY food drive! The replenishment of cereals was enough to serve ALL of our families last week!
Anne Page Henry of State Farm Insurance (Dimmock Pkwy location) recently presented Director Warren Hammonds with a $250 contribution from the firm. This financial gift, if used specifically to purchase produce from our partner food bank - Feed More, would be TWO WEEKS worth of fresh,nutritious fruits and veggies. YES . . . we acquire it for 4 cents/pound from FeedMore, and we typically purchase 3000-3500 pounds per week!
DID YOU KNOW? . . .
$1 will purchase 25 pounds of fresh produce!
A $10 contribution will purchase 250 pounds!
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.
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!
We need food and funds!
CLICK THE EAT! BUTTON TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US THROUGH A Chick-Fil-A
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19!
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 is committed to alleviating hunger and developing collaborative strategies to encourage self-reliance and preserve human dignity.
In FY 2020 . . .
Colonial Heights Food Pantry provided 18,852 food services to individuals in need (1,100 MORE than 2019!):
- 4,188 Services to Seniors
- 5,774 Services to Children
- 8,890 Services to Adults
Served an average of 259 families each month and 641 individuals per month
The CHFP distributed an average of 10,250 pounds of food every week - the equivalent of about 8,541 MEALS per week
BUT BEST OF ALL . . . The CHFP stayed opened every week during COVID-19, and
Volunteers from the community served almost 10,000 hours to get it all done!
~Services & Hours~
The Colonial Heights Food Pantry serves both perishable and non-perishable grocery-type items, including lots of fresh produce. The pantry recognizes a service area which includes only Colonial Heights and specific areas of 23834 and 23803 identified specifically 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: 9am - 4pm
Thursday & Friday: 9am - 2pm
~Food Distribution Hours~
Thursday: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Impacts we make . . .
512,000 pounds of food distributed during FY 2019-20;
18,852 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!;
247,000 pounds of fresh, nutritious PRODUCE distributed during the year was 48% 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!