With your help, and with the help of our volunteers, we have made a tremendous impact on the people in our community who need our help with food. It’s not just about the numbers. It’s about the impact on the lives of the people we serve (and the lives of those who serve alongside of us). Lives are changed by the simple act of ensuring everyone has access to healthy, nutritious food. Provide food. Provide hope.
Here's what a few of our clients have to say:
I lost my job right when COVID-19 struck, and the pantry has fed us every week. We would have been lost without their assistance. I am forever grateful. Susan
The pantry makes life so much easier during hard times - it is life-saving. Without the CHFP remaining open, we will lose friendship, help, and hope. Edwin
Without the food pantry, my sister and I would always let the kids eat first, then she and I ate whatever they left. But now we don’t worry about having to do that – we are very happy with what we get. Bless you all. Linda
The pantry has been so important to me and my 4 children especially during these bad days. It gives us the food we need to keep us healthy and living good every week. If it had closed, we would suffer. M.S.
Our impact by the numbers:
The Colonial Heights Food Pantry is proud that over the course of FY 2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) we have:
Provided more than 430,000 meals (520K lbs of food!!) to individuals and family members in need which includes more than 4K seniors and almost 6K children in our community. This translates to 259 families on average and more than 600 individuals every month.
The more than 10,000 pounds of food we distributed every week is the equivalent to more than 8,500 meals per week.
We are committed to ensuring that a substantial portion of all the food we serve is produce—fresh, nutritious, and healthy.