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Free food pantries in Virginia Beach.

Free emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, charities and churches in the Virginia Beach area can provide resources to the less fortunate. There is emergency food assistance to people or families who need help. There are various form of support given to individuals that are faced with a crisis. Find a free food near you below, and a free referral number is at the bottom of the page.

Programs and resources offered by each food bank will vary. In general the pantries provide those who need help a supply of nutritious, well-balanced groceries that could include various proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Some of the locations and churches can also distribute free meals or food boxes around Thanksgiving and Christmas time too. Some centers in Virginia Beach may also have clothing, personal toiletries or case management.

The primary goals of the food banks are to assist people who are hungry, families who need meals for their families, and referrals to long term benefits including SNAP food stamps or USDA meals for kids. The centers will offer help to those who frequently skip meals or have lower quality diets because they cannot always afford to pay for the food they need.

The food pantries, many of which are located in churches, use in-kind donations and funds from local businesses, members of the community, and USDA government assistance. All of these goods are used to provide surplus items to the needy. The pantries offer free emergency food assistance to families and individuals in the Virginia Beach area.

United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach Churches
Address - 1709 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Phone number - (757)428-7727
The church provides the needy with free groceries, hot or cold meals, and other forms of assistance. There are various churches that offer food, financial aid, and other help to the needy in the community.




First Presbyterian Church - Maintained by Potter's House
Location - 300 36th Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Call (757)428-6332

Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Address - 310 North Birdneck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Food bank phone number - (757)422-3797
Call the church for hours of when food is distributed. Offers free meals, groceries, fruits, rice, and may have items such as baby formula too.

Freedom Fellowship
Main location - 836 Regency Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Call (757)428-3277 for information.
A pantry and soup kitchen are on site. The charity may also offer holiday meals, including Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas meals, to the low income in Virginia Beach.

Lem Bowden Memorial Food Closet, Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church
2020 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
Phone number - (757)428-6763
Distributes groceries, clothing, and government surplus food. Can also help organize shelter for those facing eviction and the homeless.

Foundry United Methodist Church
Address - 2801 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452





Storehouse Food Pantry
Courthouse Community United Methodist Church
2708 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23456
The location is open every Wednesday from 10:00 am to noon and again from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

Azalea Garden Church of God
Address is 1541 Centerville Turnpike
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
Main number is (757) 366-0406
There is a free food pantry as well as soup kitchen. Get canned groceries, perishable food, paper products like toilet paper, or cleaning supplies including soap or laundry detergent.

Thalia Lynn Baptist Church
4392 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 499-0557

Salvation Army-Tidewater Area Command, Hampton Roads Area Command
5560 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 499-0032

The pantry may have fruits, vegetables, applications to WIC vouchers, and more. There are also free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and food baskets. Emergency financial aid, a thrift store, and other support is also provided in Virginia Beach. There is another site at  5525 Raby Road, Norfolk, Virginia 23502, Phone: (757)543-8100. Or continue with assistance from Salvation Army in Virginia Beach.

Full Course Food Source @ The Mount
620 Baker Rd
Virginia Beach, Virginia

New Beginnings Church of Christ
6400 Drew Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
For hours, dial (757) 420-7712
The free food pantry has items like Canned Tuna / Fish, Tomato sauce, Flour, spaghetti, baby formula, cereal, bread and more.

Trinity Tabernacle (at Providence Mennonite Church)
5363 Old Providence Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 424-1784

Church of St Gregory The Great
Location of the free food bank is 247 Clearfield Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 2346
Main number is (757) 518-2819
A pantry may have beans, snacks, and sauces, Peanut Butter, canned meat or chicken as well as free holiday meals.







Hope Lutheran Church
5350 Providence Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 424-4848
Assistance programs for the poor, low income, and single moms (among others) include free food, personal hygiene supplies, groceries, and Christmas meals or toys too.

Grace Lutheran Church
Main address is 521 Providence Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23325

Jewish Family Serices of Tidewater Inc
Address is 5000 Corporate Woods Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Telephone number is (757) 459-4640
A major focus is on senior citizens and the elderly. There are USDA food programs, nutritional supplements, Ensure, hot meals and more. Or the elderly in Virginia Beach can have free congregate meals.

Beach Fellowship
Food pantry address - 1817 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
Phone number - (757)721-7388

Food Locker, Open Door Chapel
Location is 3177 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Main number - (757)340-1441

Lynnhaven United Methodist Church
Address: 1033 Little Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Main number - (757)340-5682

St. Francis Episcopal Church
Address: 509 South Rosemont Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Phone number - (757)340-6884
The church distributes food, meals, and groceries. Call them for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food baskets and gifts too.

Loaves to Fishes Ministry, Brook Baptist Church
Church address - 4397 Wishart Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Dial (757)464-0371
Loaves to Fishes administers a number of emergency food boxes for the working poor, seniors, and disabled. The can also direct families living in poverty to food stamp application sites.

Social Justice Office, Church of the Ascension
Location is 4853 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone number - (757)495-1886 Ext 14
The charity operates a Meals on Wheels service from the onsite food pantry. There may be groceries as well as other items, such as cleaning supplies, soap, detergent, and more.





Rock Church Food Pantry
640 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
Main number - (757)217-2192

Kempsville Presbyterian Church
Address is 805 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
Telephone - (757)495-1913

FOTE Outreach and Community Development Program
Location is 3420 Club House Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23450
Phone number is (757)431-0052
The non-profit offers free Thanksgiving food baskets during the holidays. The food bank may also have cereal, rice, summer snacks for students, baby formula for single moms, and other aid.

Shekinah Glory International
Address: 149 Business Park Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
For intake, dial (757)961-3444

Trinity Christian Fellowship
5245 Challedon Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Dial (757)739-5234

Bread of Life Outreach, Joy Ministries
Address is 1446 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
Phone - (757)420-2625
Some of the services offered include baby formula, diapers, groceries and hot meals. Staff also offer help in applying for government programs like food stamps and WIC.

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
For referrals to pantries, soup kitchen, or holiday meals, call (757) 627-6599.
Clients range from senior citizens to the homeless and Virginia Beach homes with children. The network of pantries feed the hungry and working poor, offer referrals, and more.

Catholic Church of Saint Mark
1505 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone number - (757)479-1010
Provides assistance to anyone in need, regardless of religion or background.







Coastal Community Church
Location is 2800 S Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Main phone - (757) 233-1293

Additional free food and hot meals in Virginia Beach

For more details on free food pantries and soup kitchens near you, dial 757.627.6599. Referrals are also given to government programs such as Summer Food Service Program as well as Senior Brown Bag, SNAP food stamps, or hygiene supplies.


By Jon McNamara











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