Food Distribution Program
The Village Family Food Pantry will provide food to those experiencing financial hardship and food insecurities. Village family is now located at First Calvary Baptist Church 813 Henry St. Norfolk, Va 23504. Free groceries & clothes every 4th Sunday at 3 pm-5 pm.
Clothes Distribution Program
The Village Family Closet will provide clothing to children, individuals and families in underserved communities seeking assistance.
Senior Food Distribution Program
The program ensures that seniors, who are some of the most vulnerable to hunger, get the basic nutrition necessary for good health. Seniors can either come to our warehouse to get the shelf stable commodity food items or we offer to deliver food directly to homebound seniors.
Health programs & Awareness
This program integrates food into health care settings to promote disease prevention and management. Having access to healthy food throughout your life makes all the difference. With enough healthy food, pregnant women have fewer birth complications, school-age children have better focus in school, working-age adults are absent from work less often, and seniors lessen their risk for negative health conditions.
By contrast, people who experience food insecurity have a higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma. By integrating food directly into healthcare settings, and working with our partners, we’re able to promote disease prevention, aid disease management, and bring good, healthy meals to families and seniors.
Health fairs, workshops, and seminars will be held to reach the community. It will educate and provide them with services such as blood work, mammograms, cancer screenings, and immunizations. Village Family will also educate about issues and concerns affecting the community.
Community Partners Outreach Referral Program
We know it takes more than a meal to solve hunger. That’s why, in addition to distributing food, we’re also working with multiple partners to address the root causes of food insecurity. With our partners, we’re creating places where people can come for food and find additional services that can transform their lives.
“Our Baby” Essentials Program
No matter how old they are they will always be our babies and our babies need more than just food. Let’s show them how much we care by providing the essentials they need when they come to us for assistance. Food pantries like Village Family stay busy even in the best of economic times; the coronavirus pandemic has prompted a spike in demand for pampers, wipes, baby food, formula, adult diapers, nutritional supplemental protein drinks and feminine hygiene products . These necessities get to be an expensive unavoidable monthly cost for many families, making them extremely valued donations. No one, especially school-aged girls should ever have to worry about access to feminine hygiene products. These items are in constant demand and rarely donated. Your donation will make a huge difference to residents and parents that have suffered huge financial blows.
Youth Mentorship Programs
YMP will provide youth education, dance, art programs, a homework help program, youth summer volunteer opportunities, and a leadership program. Objectives include participating in activities for example; volunteering together, going bowling, taking a walk, enjoy a movie or a meal; supporting the child in life goals and milestones; and being an advocate for the child and support the values of the parent / guardian.
We are the home of the Village of Autism mentorship program. Village of Autism offers volunteer opportunities, hosts game nights and social activities.
Hygiene Care & Cold/Flu Kit Programs
Good hygiene is critical in this time of the COVID-19 global pandemic, especially in vulnerable communities. In the face of natural disasters, violence, or grinding poverty, hygiene kits can mean the difference between sickness and health for struggling families. Our bulk hygiene kits provide basic personal care necessities for those in need. We offer diverse kit options that feature items for kids, teens, and adults. We also have separate packs to meet men’s and women’s unique needs.
The demand for these essential items continue to outweigh our limited resources. Help us continue to provide a first line of defense against the spread of illness and provide normalcy.
Village Family Food Pantry also provides Cold/Flu weather protection kits that provide items for homeless individuals and underserved communities. These kits will help those who don’t have immediate access to medical care to treat their symptoms and need items to protect against the weather.