Feeding Programs

Community Meals

One of our objectives is to feed our homeless residents and neighbors a good, wholesome meal once a day. That totals more than 85,000 free meals annually to both residents and non-residents at a cost of approximately $2.00 per meal. Everyone in the community is welcome to join us for dinner, homeless or not.

Our Community Dinner is served Monday-Friday at 6:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday and all major holidays at 3:00 PM. Our Community Breakfast is served Saturdays at 8:00 AM.

JCOC is able to offer these meals 365 days a year due to the more than 100 volunteer organizations that provide, prepare and serve the food. Each of these organizations takes great pride in their food preparation and prepares meals with as much care as they would at home for their loved ones.

Every Fall, we hold our Annual Sign-Up Dinner, where all of the participating organizations pick their dates for serving the meal for the following year. If your organization would like to sign up to prepare and serve a meal, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Krishna Loya at (757) 491-2846, ext. 102 or kloya@jcoc.org for details and dates.


JCOC provides assistance to members of our community who find themselves in need of one of life’s most basic needs…food. Many are faced with the decision of paying rent or putting food on their table. These programs allow those in need to save on food expenses which is an effective, preventive measure against homelessness.

We receive daily donations of perishable and non-perishable food items from the FoodBank, Walmart, Food Lion, Chick-fil-A, Wawa as well as donations from individuals, groups and businesses. Click here for a list of our donation needs.

Individuals can select from our Food Pantry six days a week. No registration is required.

The Food Pantry is open Monday-Friday at 10:00 AM and Saturdays at 12:00 PM.

Families who live in Virginia Beach with children in their home under 18 years old can take part in our Family Food Box Program. They may receive a box of staple items and meat once every 30 days. Families must register by providing proof of residence and documentation for each child in the home.

The Family Food Boxes are available for pick up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 AM and 3:00-4:00 PM.

For questions regarding these programs, please contact our office at (757) 491-2846 or jcoc@jcoc.org