OUR MISSION

The Colonial Heights Food Pantry is committed to alleviating hunger and developing collaborative strategies to encourage self-reliance and preserve human dignity.

OUR SUCCESS

During FY 2019, we provided 17,775 food services to individuals in need, fed an average of 251 households every month, distributed enough food to serve 38,500 meals every month, and received over 12,000 hours of help from

community volunteers . . . like you!

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A BIG THANK YOU

to ALL the groups & businesses which conducted food drives over the 2019 Holidays to help our efforts of nourishing this community. Your combined efforts resulted in over 6,200 pounds of food donated - the equivalent to 5,200 MEALS.:

  • American Culinary Federation/O.D. Chapter;

  • People's Advantage Federal Credit Union;

  • Zeta Tau Alpha Alumni;

  • Southside VA American Needleworker's Guild;

  • Colonial Heights HealthCare;

  • American Family Fitness;

  • Discovery World Day Care;

  • The Dunlop House;

  • Mundet Inc.;

  • PrimeCare Family Practice;

  • Brec Academy;

  • Title Max;

  • Swift Creek Women's Club;

  • Team-Loaded Basketball of Chester;

  • Matoaca Elementary School;

  • Simply Ballroom;

  • Western Heights Baptist Church;

  • Lima Company, Fort Lee; 

  • Colonial Heights Optimist Club;

  • Colonial Heights Moose Lodge;

  • Colonial Heights Moose Lodge; and

  • THE CITY OF COLONIAL HEIGHTS (Departmental Challenge!);

  • Special thanks to the City's public schools - here's what YOU did:

  • C.H. Middle School - 621 Pounds;

  • Lakeview Elementary School - 503 Pounds;

  • Tussing Elementary School - 412 Pounds

AND . . . we certainly appreciate our

regular food donors such as:

  • South of the James Brown Backers

  • Wesley United Methodist Church

  • The Heights Baptist Church Faith Builders

  • The Commissary at Fort Lee

  • Woodlawn Baptist Church

  • Colonial Heights Kiwanis Club

who keep adding to their pounds donated

which means more MEALS each and every day for this community.

Thanks for helping feed our community!

volunteer swag available

CHFP swag could be yours!

Come in today and get your cap and/or

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Only $15

The City of Colonial Heights held a food drive to benefit the CHFP - a challenge between City Departments.

Overall, the City's efforts resulted in a total of 780 pounds of food collected - which is the equivalent of providing 650 meals.

Above, Pantry Director Warren Hammonds (center) stands in front of the food donated with the winning team members Philip & Logan Kidd from the Library who helped deliver the food.

Thanks City of Colonial Heights for ALL of your support - both funding and food! 

The Dunlop House is a magnificent community partner of the CHFP - giving us their time through volunteering, and supporting us with food donations and generous financial gifts annually. Above, Warren is presented a check from Dunlop's House Christi Norton.

volunteers needed . . . now!!


PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING YOUR TIME AND TALENTS TO THESE AREAS OF NEED:

 

  • Store Pick-up Drivers:  2 - 3 persons who can drive your vehicle OR our refrigerated boxed truck to area grocery stores for pick-ups during weekday mornings, 9-10:30.

  • Food 'Processors' for weekday mornings between 10-Noon to help inspect, sort and store incoming food deliveries.

  • Food Distribution volunteers who assist along our serving line as recipients select their groceries for their families: Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm; Friday's, 11:30-2:30

If interested in ANY of these opportunities, call 520-7117 and speak with Rose Keller, Volunteer Coordinator

come JOIN OUR TEAM!!

Our Guiding Principles

WE BELIEVE:

  

  •  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

Our Mission

 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.

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~Office Hours~

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!

© 2016 by Colonial Heights Food Pantry

Call us:

804-520-7117

Fax us:

804-520-7115

Find us: 

530 Southpark Blvd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834