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.

Chapel Pantry Hours

Monday – Thursday – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday evening – 5:30pm – 7:00pm

The Chapel Pantry is located in the Barton House at the back of the church property. Guests may NOT gather on the church grounds before 2:00pm. Please park in the main church parking lot and walk back to the Barton House. We will provide a wagon for you to transport groceries to your car. Transportation by golf cart is provided for disabled and elderly guests who have difficulty walking.

Our Vision

The Chapel Pantry wishes to be a welcoming refuge to people seeking food assistance. Our motto is “Good Food and a Warm Welcome.”

Our Mission

Motivated by Christ’s love, the Chapel Pantry strengthens the community by serving our neighbors in need. We do this by providing food assistance with compassion and respect.

Our Values
  • Hospitality – We will treat all pantry visitors with courtesy and respect, embodying the ministry of hospitality.
  • Nutrition – We will provide nutritious food to our neighbors in need to the best of our abilities.
  • Integrity – We will be honest and fair in our interactions with others.
  • Stewardship – We will use the resources given us wisely, with accountability to our church and our parishioners.
What We Need
  • Empty egg cartons
  • Grocery bags – paper and plastic
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Monetary donations
Did you know???

In 2016, our chapel pantry fed:

6,219 households which included

21,594 individuals