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LINK Food Pantry

LINK has an on site food pantry. Our food pantry is a distribution center where hungry families can receive food.  We are supplied with food from a food bank. Amount of food distributed is determined by individual and family need. LINK is located at 10413 Warwick Blvd, Newport News and open 9am - 3pm


SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

  • To get SNAP benefits, you must apply in the state in which you currently live and you must meet certain requirements, including resource and income limits..

  • Learn more here and to check eligibility requirements to see if you qualify.

Already a SNAP recipient? Fresh EBT is a free smart phone app available to check your SNAP balance and purchase history.  Fresh EBT also includes a COVID response help center with information about changes to government benefits programs and connections to local organizations and resources.  Learn more or download Fresh EBT at

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

WIC is a federal financial assistance program offered through state governments to assist low-income households in purchasing essential food and supplies for pregnant women, infants, and young children. WIC benefits can be used to purchase infant food and formula as well as nutritional foods like eggs, milk, cereal, peanut butter, fruits, and vegetables. Households enrolled in WIC can access health screenings, breastfeeding counseling, and immunization referrals. Find your state agency for information on applying here.  There is no immigration status restriction or requirement for WIC in most states. 

Free School Meals

Kids from qualified, low-income households can get healthy meals or milk. There are two national programs that provide free or reduced-price meals at school. Both programs require you to apply through your child's school or school district:  

You can find more information about these programs and others available in your state by going to your state's agency website.

Other Child Nutrition Programs provide free healthy meals and snacks to kids while they're out of school. If your child is out of school, you can call 211 to see where there are meal sites in your area. 

Local Food Pantries

THRIVE Peninsula Food Pantry

View Website and Full Address
Newport News, VA - 23602
(757) 877-6211

Email Website

Food Pantry Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Counties Served: Newport News City, Hampton City, York County

Requirements: Referral from United Ways Volunteering

Information: Visit

Service is by call-ahead appointment.

For more information, please call.

The Salvation Army Peninsula

View Website and Full Address
Hampton, VA - 23666
(757) 838-4875
Email Website

Pantry Hours Monday - Friday 1:00 - 3:00pm

Must have referral from The United Way 757-594-4636.

For more information, please call.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

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Hampton, VA - 23666
(757) 826-0393
Email Website

The parish food pantry distributes bags of groceries ( 1 per adult) to residents of Hampton.

Hours: The 4th Saturday of the month9:30 am - 11:00 am

Requirements:Please bring a photo ID.

Each person may receive a bag every 30 days. We also offer a free hot meal every Sunday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm to anyone.

For more information, please call.

The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula

View Website and Full Address
Hampton, VA - 23661
(757) 596-7188
Email Website

Hours: Monday and Friday8:00am - 4:30pm

For more information, please call.

Grove Christian Outreach Center

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Williamsburg, VA - 23185
(757) 887-1100
Email Website

Hours: Tuesday 1:00pm - 6:00Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

For more information, please call.

Bethel Worship Center Church International

View Website and Full Address
Portsmouth , VA - 23703
(757) 483-9697
Email Website

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Rain or Shine.

Drive-up and pop your trunk we will take it from there!

For more information, please call.

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