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Food pantries in Norfolk.

Food pantries support residents of the city of Norfolk Virginia, no matter their income or hardship. However there will be an application process in place, but in general the non-profits will do their best to never turn away a family or individual that is facing hunger.

The pantries can often provide a box of groceries that can last a few days. However if someone needs a free hot meal, whether it is breakfast, lunch, or a Christmas meal, then there are also soup kitchens across the City of Norfolk as well.

Other assistance programs for residents to explore range from Meals on Wheels which are run from senior centers as well as SNAP food stamp applications from social services. So whether it is government food assistance, or a box of food or article of clothing from a pantry, assistance is available.

Episcopal Church of the Advent
Main location is 9629 Norfolk Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23503
Main phone number is (757)-587-0125
The food pantry is only for residents of Ocean View, which is in the city of Norfolk. Perishable goods, canned food, and Thanksgiving or Christmas food baskets may all be provided.

Salvation Army – Norfolk Command
Address: 5525 Raby Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone number is (757)-543-8100
The non-profit can only help at most one time per month. Case management includes linkage to SNAP food stamps. There may also be clothes from a thrift store, holiday meals, Angel Tree Christmas gifts for children, and housing/shelter.

Grace and Hope Mission Food Bank
2800 Lafayette Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23509
Main phone - (757)855-7175




Union Mission Ministries
5100 East Virginia Beach Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23514
Dial (757)627-8686
The Norfolk Charity has a food pantry, clothing closet, furniture, and even items such as diapers or baby formula.

Saint Columba Ecumenical Ministries
2114 Lafayette Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23509
Main phone number is (757)-627-6748

Episcopal Church of the Ascension
405 Talbot Hall Road
Norfolk, VA 23505
The emergency food pantry is only open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Shekinah Glory International
For hours, dial (757)961-3444
A free food pantry operates one day per month.

Ghent Area Ministry
Location of pantry - 1301 Colonial Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23517
Assistance ranges from food, clothes for work, school supplies, and gasoline or prescription vouchers. The churches operate in Norfolk to help low income families, senior citizens, and the homeless, among others.

Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church
232 Chapel Street
Norfolk, VA 23504





Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
Main address - 288 East Little Creek Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Main phone - (757)587-2996
A soup kitchen with free dinners is available. Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food is offered too.

New Hope Christian Community Center
3232 Brest Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23509
A soup kitchen is on site. Other programs for Norfolk families includes a free clothing closet, including coats for winter. There is also a computer lab, which can be used by those people who rely on the food pantry for groceries.

Open Door Chapel
Location is 3177 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

FOTE Outreach and Community Development Program
Address is 3420 Club House Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23450 
Main phone - (757)431-0052
Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets are provided. There is also Christmas meals, small toys, and referral to programs such as WIC or food stamps.

Call 757.627.6599 for referrals to other food pantries. Or families in Norfolk Virginia can be referred to application sites for SNAP food stamps. Other resources may be brown bag lunches for the elderly, surplus USDA commodities, and baby formula and more.



By Jon McNamara











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