Feeding Programs

Community Dinner

Monday-Friday: 5:00 PM (doors open); 5:30 PM (meal served)
Saturday-Sunday, and holidays: 2:00 PM (doors open); 2:30 PM (meal served)

Those who are homeless and/or struggling with food insecurity are welcome to come inside the dining hall to sit down and eat every day.  Volunteer groups prepare and serve a free, nutritious meal in to-go containers with bottled beverages to seated guests. After everyone is served, guests are welcome to eat inside the dining hall, or leave and take their meal with them. An average of 75-80 people come each day.

An Annual Sign-Up Dinner is held each Fall. All participating organizations pick their dates for serving the meal for the following year. If your organization would like to help serve, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Krishna Loya at (757) 491-2846, ext. 102 or kloya@jcoc.org.


JCOC’s feeding programs prevent homelessness by helping hungry individuals and families with meals and groceries. This helps them be able to pay for other living expenses.

Food Pantry
Tuesday and Saturday

Guests must make an appointment by calling (757) 491-2846. Please do not leave a message.

Free groceries (fresh produce, meat, dairy, and baked goods) are given to individuals and families in need living in South Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore (Accomack, Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Northampton, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Sussex, and Virginia Beach).

Family Food Boxes 
Tuesday and Saturday

Virginia Beach residents with dependent children may receive a free food box every 30 days. Every year, over 1,000 boxes containing meat and nonperishable food items are given to households representing over 1,200 family members.

Guests must make an appointment by calling (757) 491-2846. Please do not leave a message.