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 perishable and nonperishable grocery items to hungry families and individuals in our community. Many are faced with the decision of paying rent or putting food on their table. Our feeding programs allow those in need to save on food expenses which is an effective, preventive measure against homelessness.

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.

The first week: Tuesday, 11/5; Thursday, 11/7; and Saturday, 11/9

Food Pantry:
This program is open to those needing food assistance living in South Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore (Accomack, Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Northampton, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Sussex, and Virginia Beach). Check-in required beginning the week of November 4, 2019.

Family Food Boxes:
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.

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