about The pantry
Founded in 2017, the food pantry is located at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Woodstock, Virginia, and serves Shenandoah County and surrounding areas.
We’re a need-based pantry, only asking that you truly be in need and provide basic information. That way, we can best serve the community and continue our association with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. You’re welcome to come to the pantry once or twice a month, based on your need.
No matter their circumstances, every person who comes to the pantry is served with dignity and respect. Everyone needs a helping hand and caring heart at different points in life.
HOURS & location
Emmanuel’s Table Food Pantry at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
122 E. Court St., Woodstock, Virginia
Every Second and Fourth Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
If ShenCo schools are closed due to inclement weather, the pantry is closed.
We’re unable to deliver or serve folks on other days. If you aren’t able to get to the pantry, you are welcome to send someone to pickup for you. The pickup person needs to know your name, address, phone number and number of people in your household. Find out more about the drive-through pickup process .
HOw to help
The pantry is run entirely through church support, volunteers and generous donations. Check out the info below to see where you may be able to help. If you’re interested in helping or would like more info, please contact us.
With the generous donations of the community, we’re able to keep the shelves stocked, doors open and people fed.
Monetary donations are the most helpful since our best source for food is the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. We’re able to make each dollar stretch to it’s fullest since everything they offer is far less expensive than big box retail — often only a few cents a case. You can donate via a check made out to Emmanuel Church then sent to Emmanuel Episcopal Church 122 E. Court St. Woodstock, VA 22664. (Be sure to note that it’s for the food pantry.) All donations are tax-deductible.
However, if you’re cleaning out your pantry and have non-perishable food items to donate, you can drop them off during pantry hours.
We can always use volunteers to unload and repackage Monday deliveries and/or assist with giving out food on Tuesdays. All volunteers are welcome, whether they are a family looking to give back, a student looking for community service hours, or a community member looking to help.
Volunteers come based on their availability. Mondays are our delivery days, so this group unloads the truck and packages up the food for pickup in the afternoon. The Tuesday team comes in about 8:30 a.m. to do final set up and then hand out food.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out and return the volunteer application. Our volunteer coordinator, Tillie Kaufmann, will be in contact. If you have questions, contact us.
meet our clients
Many people we serve are grandparents caring for grandchildren. Others are single parents, elderly couples or families with young children. Many have disabilities or care for someone who does. Each pantry day, about 70 families (125 people) are served. This number as continued to grow over the years.
Beyond THE PANTRY
You’re always welcome, but not pressured to attend, our Sunday services. You’re also invited to our Thanksgiving dinner at Emmanuel and (free) community lunch at St. Andrew’s.
Additional AREA RESOURCES
We have compiled a list of area resources for those in need of assistance, including food pantries, housing assistance, abuse support and other social services.