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Rockingham County Virginia free food pantries.

Rockingham County Virginia families can receive free food, meals, or groceries from churches, charities, and non-profits in the region. Each and every food bank will try to help everyone who needs it, and they try not to turn anyone away. However resources are limited, and some centers only focus on a specified area. Call a food bank in advance for information on their resources.

The number and types of programs and services will vary. Most locations offer free food, emergency boxes, and meals. Some centers may provide other items such as gently used clothing or uniforms for school or work. Holiday assistance and meals are also always in demand in Rockingham County, and many churches offer programs around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The leading pantries to call in the region are below. If you need help feeding yourself or family, call or stop by for assistance. Receive other support as well, including referrals, from the pantries.

Broadway Presbyterian Church runs a food pantry, with a focus on meeting emergency needs. The church is located at 107 E Lee St, Broadway, Virginia 22815. Donations are always accepted, and items go right to the less fortunate. Dial (540)896-3903 to learn about the food pantry for those in need of support during a difficult time.

Blessed Sacrament Church, Food Pantry – Harrisonburg
Address - 154 N Main St.
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
Main (540)434-4341
This center offers emergency outreach services for area residents who are low income and who need assistance. The center also offers a food pantry and groceries, sandwiches and a soup kitchen for those in need of food. Many volunteers work at the location.





Harrisonburg Salvation Army
185 Ashby Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Emergency (540)433-2785
A number of social services are offered. The location also provides emergency food, for free or low cost, to those who qualify. Other aid includes clothing, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and more. For Emergency Shelter after 4:30PM, please call: (540)433-2785

Community Mennonite Church - Patchwork Pantry. This is a food bank program of Community Mennonite Church.
70 S High Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Main (540)433-2148
Offers indigent persons of Rockingham County and the Harrisonburg area a food pantry for meals, fruits, vegetables, and government surplus commodities.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Location is 660 S Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Main (540)434-2357
While the church will serve families from anywhere, the Food Pantry will prioritize aid for needy families mainly in the Harrisonburg area.

First Church of the Nazarene. This pantry is managed by Harrisonburg First Church.
1871 Boyers Rd
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Dial (540)434-1092
Helps in many ways, including offering a food pantry to persons in need. Holiday meals, gifts, and other support is offered for families.

Massanutten Presbyterian Church
Main address - 50 Indian Trail Rd
Penn Laird, Virginia 22846
Local hungry families living in community can get up to a three day supply of food. The charity programs run can distribute food, groceries, toiletries, diapers, and certain household supplies to needy families in the local area. Since the food bank started years ago, it has distributed tons of free or low cost food and served hundreds of people. The dedicated members of the Massanutten Presbyterian Church Food Pantry consists of kitchen staff, greeters, interviewers, runners, and a coordinator. Main phone number is (540)434-6194. Call for hours and information.

ERMA Food Pantry
Church  300 4th St.
Grottoes, VA 24441

Elkton Area United Services
218 Spotswood Trail
Elkton, Virginia 22827
Telephone number - (540)298-0931
The non-profit helps to meet basic needs of the Elkton Virginia community. Program services offered to the low income and working poor include a Food Pantry and Holiday Cheer, Thanksgiving and holiday meals, and a Christmas holiday assistance and gift program. Persons and families with children needing help may sign up for church, company, and individual gifts. Families are matched with community residents and generous members of the Rockingham area who provide gifts and help to fill holiday needs. The food pantry also helps to supplement holiday needs by offering meals and support.




By Jon McNamara

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