Feeding Our Community:

Vicky Hester Food Pantry, The Lounge, & Bread Ministry

Vicky Hester Food Pantry & The Lounge

Thursdays
12pm - 1:30pm
Celebration Hall
2501 Park Ave, Richmond VA
Enter the Celebration Hall at the side entrance located on Davis St.
No Intake Application or ID required.
ALL are welcome to receive food, enjoy lunch, and relax.

Shopping List

Thank you for donating any of the following items to help MCC Richmond serve those who are often overlooked, forgotten or simply needing help!

 

All brands are accepted, but when shopping locally we suggest Aldi or Lidl for generally lower prices. When shopping at Kroger, be sure to link your Kroger Plus Card to MCC Richmond for Community Rewards. If shopping online at Amazon, please use Amazon Smile with MCC Richmond linked to your account. Click here to learn more about giving through Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile or contact the Church Office.

  • Bottled Water or individually packaged fruit drinks

  • Sliced Bread

  • Hot Dog Buns

  • Canned Foods:

    • Soups including vegetarian

    • Variety of spaghetti & meatballs, ravioli, spaghetti & sauce, mac and cheese, etc.

    • Pork & Beans

    • Black Beans

    • Beans in Chili Sauce

    • Green Beans

    • Corn

    • Peas

    • Fruit & Fruit Cocktail

    • Tuna

    • Spam or Luncheon Loaf

    • Vienna Sausages

  • Small jars of Peanut Butter

  • Jelly

  • Boxes of Mac and Cheese

  • Ramen Noodles

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Spaghetti Sauce

  • Hot Dogs

  • Bologna

  • Salami

  • Individual packages of ‘Buddig’ Luncheon Meats (available at Kroger)

  • Ketchup

  • Mustard

  • Mayonnaise

  • Frozen French Fries, Crinkle Fires, or Tater Tots

  • Family Size Mac ‘n Cheese

  • Coffee

  • Granola Bars

  • Individually wrapped Cookies and Chips

  • Travel Size Shampoo, Soap, Toothpaste, Deodorant, etc.

  • Feminine Hygiene Supplies

  • Dog & Cat Food

Bread Ministry

What is the Bread Ministry?

 

The Bread Ministry is a partnership with Panera Bread’s Day-End Dough-Nation program. At the end of each day, Panera Bread stores donate unsold bread and pastry products to participating non-nonprofit organizations. Through the Bread Ministry, MCC Richmond has collected donations from Panera Bread in Carytown on Mondays for five years and continues to collect open Friday donations and other days as needed by the store. The Bread Ministry picks up, bags, and distributes these donations to The William Byrd Senior Apartments, The Doorways, Unity of Richmond, Dominion Place, First Responders, The Ronald McDonald House, VCU RamPantry, MCC Richmond’s Vicky Hester Food Pantry, and MCC Richmond members, friends and family, visitors, and neighbors.

 

When & Where does the Bread Ministry activities take place?

 

Every Monday and Friday, volunteers go to Panera Bread in Carytown to pick up the end of day donations at the store's closing time. Bread and pastries are brought back to the church and individually bagged. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, the bagged bread and pastries are distributed to community partners.

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