We’re committed to serving vulnerable families in the Grove community. Unless otherwise noted, our programs are free.
Please call us at 757-887-1100 to find out more information about any of them.
Our Fresh Food room is stocked with local produce and ready-to-eat healthy meals and our Food Pantry contains nonperishables and all the staples. We can also help you determine if you are eligible for The Emergency Food Assistance Plan, a free federal food program.
- Food Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday.
- Fresh Food Room is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Pantry is once/week, Fresh Food Room any time it is open.
Shop during Food Pantry hours or by appointment on Wednesdays for everyday needs and special occasions. Underwear and socks available, too.
Schedule an intake appointment to get help with rent or life sustaining utilities (power, water, natural gas).
We provide bus tickets for medical and employment appointments. We can also refer you to the Bicycle Co-op of Williamsburg to receive a voucher to pick up a bike for free.
We host a Thanksgiving market the Monday and Tuesday before the holiday. Our Christmas programs include a celebration where children can select their own toys and pack a shoebox with them and a separate market that allows families to purchase deeply discounted gifts.
Seniors ages 55 and are welcome to join us the third Wednesday of every month. Afternoon Bingo includes prizes and snacks. Sign up in advance at the Outreach Center. Join us monthly for ESL Family Night, an evening of fun and crafts.
Back to school
Every August we offer our School Readiness Academy, a two-week program to refresh rising second- to fifth-graders at James River Elementary on reading, writing and math skills. Our School Readiness Academy provides uniforms and supplies to children attending James River.
Our Summer Lunch Program delivers healthy meals to children. Every spring, juniors and seniors in the Williamsburg/James City County School System can shop at our Prom Boutique for prom attire, including gowns and men’s clothing.