Our Impact

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:

  • My family has had to stay in hotels recently because we lost our home due to increasing rent. The pantry's provisions of healthy but appropriate foods for hotel-living have kept our family of 5 safe and healthy. No telling where we would be without your help. Jennifer, Jacob and Family

  • 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

  • To get milk and eggs every week along with all the variety of meat and produce is extremely helpful for me and the three children. The CHFP keeps us healthy and living good every week. It is a blessing!  Clarice


Our impact by the numbers:

The Colonial Heights Food Pantry is proud that over the course of FY 2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) we have:

Distributed more food than ever before - 554,500 pounds!

Provided 462,100 meals with that 554K pounds of food to individuals and family members in need - including more than 4K seniors and almost 6K children in our community.  This translates to 220 families on average and more than 600 individuals every month; and over 650 families served for the year. 

The more than 10,000 pounds of food we distributed every week is the equivalent to more than 8,500 meals/week - and 1,266 meals per day. Yes, those meals can serve 422 people every day!

We are committed to ensuring that a substantial portion (at least one-third) of all the food we serve is produce—fresh, nutritious, and healthy.

Please join us in our fight to end hunger.