Help Grove Christian Outreach Center make a difference in the community. You can give the gift of time, host or donate to a fundraiser, adopt a “Grove Trotter” box and more. And be sure to check out our Events Calendar to see what’s coming up. Volunteers are always needed for day of Events and getting ready!

Learn all the ways you can help below!

Hands Up for Volunteers!

We love our volunteers, who are the heart of our mission. Without our 100+ volunteers, we could not serve so many vulnerable families. We invite you to volunteer with us for either a one-time opportunity or a recurring shift.

We need volunteers:

  • To help Grove friends shopping at our food pantry and delivering the groceries to where they are waiting outside the building
  • To receive and sort clothing donations to our Clothing Closet
  • To help Grove friends who shop by appointment at our Clothing Closet
  • To deliver groceries to homebound residents around Grove
  • To pick up food from local retailers as part of our food rescue program
  • To complete minor construction projects to keep seniors safely housed
  • To help plan and put on special events for Grove community members
  • To receive and sort food donations to keep our pantry well organized
  • To donate your services to benefit families living at or below the poverty level…photographer? dentist? seamstress? another special skill that could help a vulnerable family? Give us a call!

If you want to volunteer, call us at 757-887-1100 or email

Your Donations Matter

  • Donate food to our pantry.
  • Donate clothes and other household items to our Clothing Closet.
  • Give monetarily to help sustain our outreach programs.
  • Collect paper bags from grocery shopping and donate them to our pantry.
  • If you own a business or hold a leadership position in an organization, make Grove Christian Outreach Center a beneficiary in a community event
  • Adopt a Trotter Box to set up a donation drive at your church, business, school or organization and we’ll deliver and pick up your themed donation box once your drive ends. We have more than 20 different themes to choose from that range from collecting canned goods to winter gear to tools for back to school to breakfast foods. To adopt your box, contact Allyson at 757-887-1100.

More Ways to Give

Most Needed Pantry Items

We can always use the following items to stock our Food Pantry:

  • Crackers
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Tuna Helper
  • Spam
  • Corn Beef Hash
  • Canned Carrots
  • Canned Fruit
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Baby Diapers Size 6
  • Baby Wipes​​
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Baked Beans
  • Canned Peas
  • Jar/Canned Beets
  • Shaped Pasta
    (Penne, Rigatoni)
  • Granola Bars

Help Our Cause

The needs are greater than ever before.

Help ensure no family sends their child to bed hungry!