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Our Mission

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

Guiding Principles

We believe that:

  • 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.

  • We are all here to help others.

OUR TEAM

Our team is broad and deep, and we could not meet our mission without many people and partners coming together. If you have ever donated financially or contributed food or your time, then YOU are certainly part of our team!  In fact, if you have ever been part of a community event that helps raise awareness about our work, then YOU are absolutely part of our team.  If you would like to get even more involved, please click here for more information. 

Volunteers provide the pantry with more than 300 hours of “people-power” each week.  Volunteers donate their time—often multiple times per month—and help us with food pick-ups, sorting, storing, packing, and assisting with distribution as well as clerical and office-work responsibilities.

 

Our volunteers came from all walks of life – including those who are retired, students, or business owners and families.  Groups from Fort Lee, area businesses, churches and civic clubs often volunteer during distribution times. What brings all of these varied ones together is the common purpose of giving back to our community and being helpful to those in need.

 

In FY2020, our volunteers served more than 10,000 hours!

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is the steward of our mission.  These men and women devote their time, energy, and resources to supporting our work in the community.  Founded in 2006 by local concerned citizens and area businesses, and galvanized into a mission by pantry founder Ruth Chappell, the Colonial Height Food Pantry has grown from its initial 148 sq. ft. trailer to its current 5,400 sq. ft. building and from serving 4 families to serving more than 430K meals in FY2020.  The Colonial Heights Food Pantry Board of Directors is always seeking new directors to join our work.  If interested, please contact Executive Director Warren Hammonds

Our current Board includes the following members:

  • Abby Lynch, President

  • Craig Skalak, Vice President

  • Jennifer Ogburn, Secretary

  • Linda Coleman, Treasurer

  • Jacqueline Davis

  • Dawn Kriigel

  • Hugh Luck

  • Holly Pond

  • Julie Pond

  • Cathy Shorts

Our dedicated staff includes (Pictured left to right) include:  Darrin Shorts, Food Distribution Coordinator, Warren Hammonds, Executive Director; and Rose Keller, Volunteer Coordinator.  They each bring a passion for hunger-relief and serving others, and a sincere commitment to helping communities be healthier and stronger.

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Please join us in our fight to end hunger.

Our Staff

530 Southpark Blvd., Colonial Heights, VA  23834

Call Us:  804-520-7117  Fax Us:  804-520-7115

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