Feeding Programs

Family Food Box, Food Pantry, and Saturday breakfast are CLOSED until further notice.

Check https://foodbankonline.org/ for open food pantries.

Family Food Boxes

Tuesday and Thursday: 2-4 pm

Wednesday: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Food Pantry

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 10 am – noon.

Check-in begins at 10 am. Pantry opens at 10:30 am.

Community Meals

Community Dinner
Monday-Friday: 5:30PM
Saturday-Sunday, and holidays: 2:30PM
(To-go Meals are being given to guests through Labor Day.)

Community Breakfast  (CURRENTLY CLOSED)*
Saturday: 8AM

*Friday dinner guests currently receive both a to-go dinner bag and a non perishable breakfast for the next morning.

Every day volunteer groups prepare and serve a free, nutritious meal to hungry and homeless individuals. An average of 75 people come to each dinner.

More than 100 volunteer organizations provide, prepare and serve the meal.

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 out in this way, 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, Thursday, Saturday
10AM check-in; 10:30AM-12PM pantry

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, Thursday: 2-4PM
Wednesday: 9:30-11:30 AM

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. 

For questions, please contact (757) 491-2846 or jcoc@jcoc.org