The Chapel Pantry is a walk-in chapel pantry that serves local families and individuals in need of food assistance. In 2016, we served 21,594 individuals, or 6,219 households. Guests may come to the pantry once per month for groceries, including canned and dry goods, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods and abundant fresh produce. Guests must present a picture ID and proof of Virginia Beach residency to receive food.
Through the generosity of our parishioners, community groups and other churches we purchase food at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. We also participate in the Foodbank’s Food Rescue program, picking up dairy products, meat, produce and bread that would otherwise be thrown away. Last year we “rescued” over 100 tons of food to distribute to our guests!
We are always seeking more volunteers and more sources of food and funding. To volunteer, or to make a donation of food, grocery store gift cards, or cash contact Kay O’Reilly. To donate directly to us via PayPal, click on the Donate button below and in the section that says Add special instructions to the seller, add the text below to ensure we know where to route your donation.