Food Pantries in the Community

Food Pantries in the Community
Posted on 03/23/2020
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Hanover County has a variety of food pantries available for citizens. Please note that these are not run by nor affiliated with the school division. For more information, please contact Hanover County Department of Community Resources via email or phone at (804) 365-4300. Please note that some locations require proof of ID/residency.


All Hanover Residents

  • First Shiloh Baptist Church
    8150 Walnut Grove
    Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    Mobile Food Panty
    (804) 730-1348
    Beginning in February: 4th Monday every other month from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    Call for exact dates.
    Photo ID required.
  • Hanover Evangelical Friends
    6420 Mechanicsville Turnpike
    Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    (804) 730-9512
    Drive-up service provided.
    Pantry hours: Tuesday 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
    ID and proof of residency required.
  • Feed More/Central Food Bank
    1601 Rhoadmiller Street
    Richmond, VA 23220
    Main line and food referral: (804)-521-2500
    Meals on Wheels: (804) 673-5035

Ashland/Hanover Residents
Zip codes: 23005, 23047, 23059, 23060, and 23069

  • Ashland Christian Emergency Services (ACES)
    507 B Caroline Street 
    Ashland, VA 23005
    (804) 798-2784 
    Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    No Friday hours due to COVID-19 policy.
    No donations except food items accepted.
    Service will be conducted as “walk up” not “walk-in”.
    July–August - Closed on Fridays.
    Closed on state and federal holidays.
    Photo ID and proof of residency required.
    Can only receive food every 30 days. (does not serve 23060 or 23047)
  • Calvary Pentecostal Campground
    11352 Heflin Lane
    Ashland, VA 23005
    (804) 798-7756
    Serves: 23005
    Call for food.
    Pantry hours: Monday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Faith, Hope, and Victory Chapel Community Church
    514 Myrtle Street
    Ashland, VA 23005
    (804) 798-1288
    Serves: 23005
    Pantry hours: 2nd and 4th Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
    Photo ID/Income statement required.
  • First Baptist Church of Ashland
    800 Thompson Street
    Ashland, VA 23005
    (804) 798-9014
    Serves: 23005
    Pantry hours: Tuesday only from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
    Photo ID and proof of residency required.
  • Hanover Food Outreach Project
    14140 Washington Highway
    Ashland, VA
    (804) 412-2899
    Call for appointment.

Glen Allen Residents
Zip codes: 23059 and 23060

  • Glen Allen Church of Christ
    11064 Staples Mill Road
    Glen Allen, VA 23060
    (804) 756-2030
    Pantry hours: Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
    Photo ID and proof of residency, Utility bill or similar bill, and two bags limit.

Hanover Residents
Zip codes: 23015, 23047, 23192, and 23146

  • Western Hanover Emergency Action Team, WHEAT: Mount Olivet Baptist Church
    15583 Coatesville Road
    Beaverdam, VA 23015
    (877) 559-4328
    2nd and 4th Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Pick up at back door. Visits limited to once a month, and quantity received is based upon household size. Driver’s license or proof of residency required in form of a bill with a current name and address, bill cannot be over 60 days old. Be prepared with list of all individuals residing in household, including ages.
  • Beaverdam Baptist Church
    19110 Beaverdam Road
    Beaverdam, VA 23015
    (804) 449-0055
    Pantry hours: Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Mechanicsville Residents
Zip codes: 23111 and 23116

  • Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF)
    7235 Stonewall Parkway
    Mechanicsville, VA
    (804) 357-4093
    Call to schedule food pick up during service hours. Accepting only monetary donations.
    Pantry hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Added: 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Service will be “drive-up” not “walk-in”.
    ID and proof of residency required.
    No donations of goods accepted.
  • Meadowbridge Seventh Day Adventist Church
    7400 Antique Lane
    Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    (804) 746-2788
    2nd Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Bethlehem Presbyterian Church
    2446 Old Church Road
    Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    (804) 779-3775
    2nd and 4th Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Must call for an appointment.
  • Pappy’s Pantry Ministries
    8492 McCellan Road
    Mechanicsville, VA
    (804) 387-4226
    By appointment only.
    Hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday.
    ID required.
    Always accepting monetary and food donations.
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