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Richmond area food banks.

If you need food assistance in Richmond or Henrico County Virginia, find where to go for free food, government aid, meals, and other help. The are several non-profit agencies, charities, churches, and food pantries that focus on helping anyone who needs help in the region.

Most of the centers are open limited hours or days, and some may have certain income qualifications that need to be met. However almost all food banks and pantries in the Richmond area will do whatever they can to help people in need. That can include distributing groceries, meals, or items such as clothing, or they can refer individuals to public assistance, such as food stamps. Some locations focus on meeting the needs of children or the elderly as well. Below are many of the top food pantries to call in the Richmond and Henrico County region.

The Salvation Army of Central Virginia
Main office address - 2 W. Grace St.
Richmond, Virginia 23241
Telephone number - (804)225-7470
One of the leading social service agencies in Henrico County. Various programs can help the low income, seniors, unemployed, and less fortunate in the community. As just a sampling of what people can get help with includes access free food and holiday meals from a pantry. Clothing and household products may be offered at no cost or for free. Also some emergency, but very limited, financial assistance can help pay bills, housing expenses, and/or rent too.

William Byrd Community House, Inc.
Location of food bank - 224 S. Cherry St.
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Main phone number is (804)643-2717. Dial for hours and more information.

Eastern Henrico FISH Inc.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 38212
Richmond, Virginia 23231
Phone number - (804)257-7730
Offers meals, perishable items, free food, and other aid.





Central Virginia Food Bank
Richmond, VA 23220
Partners with and provides food to local churches, charities, non-profit charities, and other organizations. These other organizations that receive food from the Central Virginia Food Bank provide it to the needy in the community.

Commonwealth Catholic Charities
1512 Willow Lawn Dr.
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Phone number - (804)285-5986
Call the charity for help with bills, housing, medications and free food programs. Canned goods, rice, meats, and frozen items may be offered along with vegetables and fruits. Also will occasionally have baby formula.

Hilltop Promises & The Frogs Place
Location is 2 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Dial - (804)912-2710
Various assistance programs are administered. Call the non-profit for help or referrals to government programs.




Our Lady of Lourdes Human Concerns Ministry
8200 Woodman Rd.
Richmond, Virginia 23228

Virginia Department of Health
Government office location - 109 Governor St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219
In addition to health support and resources, they can help people meet their nutritional needs, offer food and health education, and more services.

Freedom House
Address: 1400 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Telephone number to dial for food or groceries is (804)225-1853

Several other pantries and food assistance programs operate in the Henrico County region. Dial 804.521.2500 for the locations of other centers. Additional services may include Meals on Wheels, summer meals for students, and Christmas assistance.



By Jon McNamara

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