We get calls nearly everyday for food referrals from the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, whose First Call program has been the number one source for referral to community services for residents of the Virginia Peninsula for the past 20 years.
We also receive referrals from the Social Services Department of Newport News for Thanksgiving food baskets, and Christmas food baskets and gifts. We typically help 20 families for each of these holidays.
Hidenwood’s Food Closet is almost entirely dependant on donations from the congregation.
Please help keep our Food Closet stocked:
- Peanut butter & jelly
- Canned meats: tuna, chicken, chili, ham, ravioli, etc.
- Instant mashed potatoes
- Canned fruit, apple sauce
- Canned vegetables: peas, corn, green beans
- Soups—all kinds
- Spaghetti sauce
- Macaroni and cheese
- Cake mix
- Cake frosting
- Toilet tissue
- Paper towels
Thanksgiving and Christmas items:
- Stuffing mix,
- Cranberry sauce,
- Pumpkin pie filling,
Donations can be brought to the church office during the week, or you may place your donations in the wicker baskets in the narthex on Sunday mornings. Many thanks for your donations!