Both the Food Pantry and the Soup Kitchen are located on the 3rd Street NE side of Holy Comforter Catholic Church.
Details for each can be found below.
Over the past 20 years, Social Outreach at Holy Comforter Church has been providing food for area families. The generous donations of the parish members help to provide food and toiletries to these area families in need. Holy Comforter’s Food Pantry distributes an average of 350 pantry bags each month. Food includes donations from St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Food Lion, Kroger grocery stores, along with free and purchased food from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Our Food Pantry is also the happy recipients of food drives from area organizations. All of these donations help the Food Pantry provide meat, canned goods, produce, bread and bakery to families in need.
|Monday||10:30AM to 12:30PM|
|Tuesday||10:30AM to 12:30PM|
|Wednesday||10:30AM to 12:30PM|
Our Food Pantry provides USDA commodities.
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Holy Comforter Catholic Church is one of five area churches/organizations that provide a full lunch to area people in need.
|Thursday||12:00PM to 1:00PM|
Historically, each Thursday at about 10am our Soup Kitchen volunteers gather to prepare a main dish, soup, sandwiches, salads and desserts for more than 100 recipients, from noon until 1pm. Holy Comforter’s Soup Kitchen has served lunch for more than 25 years, and has gained many “partners” who make our lunch possible. These partners include Congregation Beth Israel and Son’s of Widows Masonic Lodge and many other wonderful and caring people.
If you are interested in helping with the Food Pantry or Soup Kitchen or other outreach efforts, please contact Bridget Davis at (434) 293-8989 or [email protected]. Thank you and God Bless!