Food Pantry / Community Center
Help Feed Charles City County
We envision a community where everyone has access to good quality nutritious food and understands that food security improves outcomes for individuals and families.
Our mission is to help improve food insecurity, to respond to the needs of Charles City constituents through food distribution. We believe helping others shouldn’t be complicated when responding to the needs of the Community. In emergencies we will have support services available, to include, water, ice, and food distribution.
One stop shopping for citizens to access local, state, regional resources, hot, cold, dry food storage. We believe collaboration and partnerships internally and externally are essential to fulfilling our mission. The health and well-being of our community is enhanced through access to healthy nutritious foods, community education and advocacy.
We are excited about our Grand Opening of the Charles City County Food Pantry / Community Center!
Food Pantry Grand Opening was held Wednesday. June 26th at 10 AM at Charles City County Community Center.
Food Distributions will be held:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
2nd & 4th Thursdays
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Intake Forms will be accepted upon arrival. To retrieve a copy of the form, please go to the Related Documents section below.
Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
What it's like to volunteer at a food pantry?
Every volunteer experience is a little different.
Here are some things you might do as a volunteer:
- Sort and pack food: You can keep the shelves stocked by assembling food boxes for distribution.
- Assist at mobile pantries, drive-thru pantries, and no-contact distributions: Help your neighbors feed their families.
- Deliver meals: With many communities sheltering in place, you can help ensure our most vulnerable neighbors have the food they need while staying safe.
- Glean and garden: Volunteers collect food left in the fields after harvest or help tend the food bank or food pantry's community garden.
- Volunteer from home: Some food banks have moved their volunteer shifts online and are asking volunteers to help fundraise or spread awareness.
Your safety is a top priority. The Charles City County Food Pantry will follow all Center for Disease Control and local guidelines for sanitation, hygiene, and social distancing to ensure staff and volunteers are safe. This may include masks, additional handwashing stations, gloves, reduced group sizes, and other safety precautions.
We would like to thank our Community Partners:
Charles City County Community Foundation
Bethany Memorial Foundation
If you would like to be a part of our Community Partnership, please contact us.
Donations are needed!
Donations of all sorts, including food, monetary donations, and volunteer time are gladly accepted.
Always Needed Items
Food Pantry Drop Off
Non-perishable and perishable food can be dropped off on Mondays from 2 PM to 5 PM at Charles City County Food Pantry or by calling (804) 652-4778.
We accept monetary donations which are very important to Food Pantry operations. Monetary donations give us the flexibility to purchase depleted food staples at substantially less cost.
You can donate to the food pantry directly by contacting Paula Cotman, Food Pantry Coordinator. Checks can be made to Charles City County/Food Pantry.
Contact Information for Donations:
Paula Cotman, Food Pantry Coordinator - (804) 652-4778 or Email Paula Cotman
Check donations can be mailed to:
Charles City County – Food Pantry
Post Office Box 128
Charles City, VA 23030