What are we doing?
Our drive-thru food pantry is open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm. Food, diapers, feminine hygiene items, and toiletries are being distributed, along with meals from area restaurants and produce from various farms and stores. We have USDA distributions from the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, as well.
Our weekday Community Kitchen meal is now carryout Monday-Friday from noon-1pm from the back doors of the building.
Homeless and Mercy Housing services have changed in process, but still continue. Williamsburg House of Mercy is working to reunify homeless individuals with support networks, providing emergency shelter and working to get individuals rapidly rehoused. If you need assistance, please call 757-229-3700.
Who are we helping?
We served more than 6000 individuals in the first 30 days of COVID response. Each day our numbers are growing as families lose stable employment and are further impacted by this outbreak. Some days we are seeing 20 times more families than normal and are relying solely on the community to help us meet this increased need. We have distributed more than four times our normal Community Kitchen meals via carryout.
How can you help?
Please help us keep food on the line by donating items at 10 Harrison Avenue and/or supporting our ability to purchase food from the food bank with financial support by check or via our giving page or Facebook.
Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday 9am-4pm (volunteering and drop-offs are still permitted under the stay-at-home executive order). Evening and weekend donations are accepted at Saint Bede Catholic Church at 3686 Ironbound Road.
We are in need of volunteers to sanitize, sort and clean food and work our Monday-Friday 10am-4pm Drive-Thru Food Pantry.
We are in need of others to coordinate neighborhood food drives and be on call for after hours or food pickups.
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Thank you for showing our neighbors in need that #WilliamsburgCares!