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The Chapel Pantry

Chapel Pantry is dedicated to Dr. Lem Bowden
Contact: Kay O'Reilly  EMAIL  
The Chapel Pantry is a walk-in food pantry that serves local families and individuals in need of food assistance. In 2013 we served over 28,000 people. Guests may come to the pantry once per month for groceries, including dry goods, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods and fresh produce.

Through the generosity of our parishioners we purchase food at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, as well as local supermarkets. We also participate in the Foodbank’s Food Rescue program, picking up dairy products, meat, produce and baked goods that would otherwise be thrown away.

A dedicated group of more than 50 volunteers helps with the pantry ministry, stocking food, packing food bags, working during pantry hours, picking up food and cleaning up at the end of each day.

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.

Chapel Pantry Hours
Monday - Thursday - 2:00 - 4:00
Wednesday evening - 5:30 - 7:00

The Chapel Pantry is located in the Barton House behind the Parish Hall.

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, Eastern Shore Chapel’s Chapel Pantry strengthens the community by serving our neighbors in need. We do this by providing food assistance with dignity 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 dealing with others.
  • Stewardship – We will use the resources given us wisely, with accountability to our church and our parishioners.
Volunteers are needed!
What We Need
  • Empty egg cartons
  • Grocery bags - paper & plastic
  • Breakfast cereal!! 
Did you know??? 
In 2013 our food pantry fed

             8,140 families which included
            28,226 individuals

This is a 7% increase over 2012.  45% of these were children and senior citizens.

Please help us keep our food pantry stocked by donating food and monetary contributions.