Our mission is to provide a feeding and clothing ministry as well as our efforts to empower residents to strengthen their community according to their own dreams. Our food and clothing ministry have grown tremendously in scope, size, and geographic outreach since 2019. We currently (2023) serve almost 500 families a week. We provide our clients with fresh produce, meat, deli items, bread and dry/canned goods every Friday in South Richmond
If at all possible, please delivery on Thursday morning, as we pack bags that morning. Friday mornings work as well while we are in distribution mode - it's just busier around the pantry. The pantry trailer is located under the large carport behind Belmont United Methodist Church. Tuesdays from 10-1 usually have volunteers sorting clothing, who can assist with a produce drop-off. Outside of these times, please call/text 804-868-8434 to arrange a drop-off time
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.