Chapel Pantry

Please note: The Pantry will be closed for 2 weeks beginning
Tuesday, December 21st through Monday, January 3rd.
The Pantry will reopen on Tuesday, January 4th.

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2021-2022 HOURS

Tuesdays | 2-6 p.m.
Thursdays | 2-6 p.m.
Saturdays | 2-6 p.m.

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What we do

The Chapel Pantry is a full client-choice, market-style food pantry and produce market. Guests may choose all their food, which promotes the health and dietary needs of our neighbors, as well as their personal food preferences.

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How to receive food

We're happy to help feed you and your family. Pantry guests are asked to:

  • Visit the pantry only once per calendar week.

  • Park in the main parking lots and walk to the pantry or wait for pickup from our golf carts.

  • Not arrive before 2 p.m.

  • Wear a mask (required of all guests and volunteers, until further notice).

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How to help

  • Volunteer: We have been blessed with a wonderful group of more than 75 volunteers, and we are always in need of more help. Tasks include:

    • Unloading trucks

    • Sorting and stocking food

    • Interacting with pantry guests

    • Driving our golf carts

Sign up to volunteer or email Pantry Director Kay O’Reilly at koreilly@easternshorechapel.org.
 

  • Make in-kind donations of non-perishable food, paper and plastic grocery bags, reusable bags, and empty egg cartons. Please bring donations for the Chapel Pantry to the Barton House, which is located at the end of the driveway past the parking lot.  Go up to the wooden ramp and knock on the door.  You may use a cart, or knock and ask a volunteer to help you unload.
     

  • Make monetary donations, which are critical to this ministry. Make an online donation today. or make a check payable to Eastern Shore Chapel and indicate "Food Pantry" on the memo portion of your check. Mail to Eastern Shore Chapel 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. 

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Mission

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, respect and hospitality to all.

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Vision

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

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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.

QUESTIONS FOR THE FOOD PANTRY? ASK:

RECEIVED!