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Chesterfield County free food pantries.

Find information on both free, emergency food pantries as well as soup kitchens in Chesterfield County located below. Thousands of families from the county as well as surrounding towns receive assistance from the centers. Most of them are non-profits, charities, or churches but there are also some government supported food banks that may be near you.

Or get other social services as well, such as applications to SNAP food stamps or the WIC program, also known as Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Find free pantries and food programs in Chesterfield County, as well as a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources.

The pantries will offer everything from free groceries to free holiday programs (Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food baskets). There can also be household supplies given out, such as free school supplies. Also, many of the Chesterfield Virginia organizations will also operate a clothing closet for very low income families in the area.

So whether someone needs clothing, a box of food, or services such as Meals on Wheels for a senior, the main agencies are below. Or call them for help at Christmas or Thanksgiving, and clients can apply for a hot meal or a gift for their child.

Catholic Charities of Chesterfield and capital area
(180) 428-5598
A program known as HELP has a food pantry on site. The charity also offers case management, financial aid for housing, clothing, and more. Families should call for hours and to see if groceries or support is available.

Central Baptist Church
1500 Courthouse Road
Richmond, VA 23236
Everything from Easter and Thanksgiving food baskets to a box of low cost groceries is available from the client choice pantry in Chesterfield County.




Chester Nazarene Church
13930 Happy Hill Rd
Chester, VA 23831
Call 804-751-9835 for hours.

Chesterfield Food Bank
12211 Ironbridge Rd.
Chester, VA 23831
Phone: 804-530-0204

City of Refuge
5711 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
Phone: (804) 675-2183

Good News Freewill Church
Address: 5200 Courthouse Rd.
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
Phone: 804-350-4774
The food bank location is open 6 days per week, and closed on Wednesday.

Hispanic Ministry's Pantry -Victory Tabernacle
Address: 11700 Genito Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: 804-744-8881
Assistance is for immigrants, and services are available in Spanish too.





Colonial Heights Alliance For Social Ministry - CCHASM
PO Box 1741
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Call (180) 479-6371
Emergency food is provided.

House of Prayer - Chesterfield
10500 Newby's Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Main Phone: 804-796-2828
Free Christmas meals are available during the holiday season.

Kingsway Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114
The phone number is 804-379-2551

Salvation Army Family State and Food Pantry
Wet Seal, 11000 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA
(804) 423-1620
Social services from the non-profit include the Angel Tree Program for Christmas toys, a food bank, and school supplies. Clients can also get referrals to food stamp application sites and government grants.

Macedonia Tabernacle Ministries
3615 E. River Road
Ettrick, Virginia 23803
The food pantry helps the disadvantaged in Chesterfield County.

New Deliverance Evang. Church
Pantry location - 1701 Turner Road
Richmond, Virginia 23225
Phone: 804-276-0791
The soup kitchen – pantry on site is only open on Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Family Worship Center
7424 Belmont Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Phone: 804-837-3541
Meals are served on Sunday, and the pantry is by appointment only.





New Life Outreach Int'l - Celebration Park
2501 Turner Road
Richmond, Virginia 23225
Phone: 804-276-6767
They may also bring frozen food or a meal to the disabled and elderly.

Our Daily Bread
17111 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone: 804-526-0774
Meals are served every Monday.

Pentecostal Church of Love & Restoration
6529 Iron Bridge Place
Richmond, VA 23234
Dial the food pantry at 804-218-5647
Emergency boxes of food are available.

Pentecostals of Richmond
2200 Pickens Rd.
Richmond, VA 23224
The non-profit has everything from formula to dairy goods and boxes of food.

Refuge Pantry - Victory Tabernacle Ministries
Address is 11700 Genito Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
Call the faith based pantry at 804-744-8881
Assistance ranges from canned soup to fruits, vegetables, and Meals on Wheels for the elderly.

Sherbourne United Methodist Church
Location is 2619 Sherbourne Rd
Richmond, Virginia 23237

St. Augustine Catholic Church
4400 Beulah Road
Richmond, Virginia 23234
Phone: 804-275-7962, ext 1115
The location is only open on Saturday.

St. Mathias Episcopal Church
11300 W. Huguenot Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23113
Telephone – 804-272-8588
Volunteers pass out bags of groceries or a blanket to the homeless from the charity.







Stony Point Reformed Presbyterian Church
2330 Buford Road
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804-272-8111
This supports parts of Chesterfield. Boxes of groceries, baby formula, and personal hygiene or cleaning supplies may be available.

Redemption Outreach Center
346 Grigg St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone number is 804-504-6453

Word, Spirit & Life Ministries
Main address is 3600 North Street
Chester, VA 23831
Call 804-526-4646

Find more free food programs in Chesterfield County

For more referrals to pantries or free soup kitchens near you, dial 804.521.2500. Families, seniors, and the disabled in Chesterfield County can learn about everything from emergency food banks to federally sponsored USDA programs, such as commodity food.

By Jon McNamara

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