Colonial Heights Food Pantry

 530 Southpark Boulevard

Colonial Heights, VA 23834

 

From 95 North:

 

Take exit 53, Southpark Boulevard

 

Go straight onto Southpark Boulevard

 

CHFP is located on left between JenCare and Dance's Sporting Goods. 

 

 

 

From 95 South:

 

Take exit 53, Southpark Boulevard

 

Turn left off exit on Southpark Boulevard

 

At light turn left on Southpark Boulevard

 

CHFP is located on left between Jencare and Dance's Sporting Goods.

 

 

Our building is equipped with a back loading dock approximately 4 feet high, that makes unloading trucks more accessible. Our loading dock area can accommodate trucks up to 53 feet in length. 

Our Food Pantry

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.

History: Colonial Heights Food Pantry

 

The Pantry originated as Community United in 2004.  Operating under the umbrella of the church 501(c)3,  this humble pantry began working from  a standard sized file cabinet with a client base of 4 families and quickly expanded to a 148 sqare foot trailer.  We quickly outgrew the trailer, which forced us to reorganize and relocate.

 

A group of concerned citizens and business people formed the Colonial Heights Food Pantry in March of 2006. Using 1000 square feet of commercial rented space in Colonial Heights, the (CHFP) was incorporated as of October 2006.

 

We received our own Letter of Determination from the IRS (Section 501(c)3) as a non- profit organization serving the 23834 zip code targeted area of Virginia in May of 2007.  Since our service area has grown to include parts of Southern Chesterfield we have become a regional distribution center for USDA.

 

The Central Virginia Food Bank was instrumental in the start-up, and continues to be a mentor.  In less than 6 months the success of the Food Pantry created the need for more space and we found it necessary to expand to an additional 1,000 square feet.

 

Although operating  in 2,000 sq. ft, it wasn't long before we found the building at full capacity. In the fall of 2008 our lease was not renewed because of parking issues.  Once again- we had no building to house the Food Pantry.

 

The Cameron Foundation and  The John Randolph Foundation were instrumental in our survival and  there were other generous individuals, corporations, municipalities and churches.  In nine years the CHFP has grown from a  church  program serving four families to a 5,400 –square-foot building where in  FY 2013, 3,985 families were served and volunteers served 14,474.

 

Now operating as Colonial Heights Food Pantry, Inc. we are in a facility 35 times larger than the trailer we outgrew.

ABOUT US

© 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