Let Us Help You.
Through the efforts of the community, S.E.R.V.E. is able to provide a number of programs to assist those who are struggling. Our primary mission is to provide emergency food pantry assistance to Stafford families in critical need of food support. If you have found yourself in a difficult situation please contact us for assistance.
Note: Below we also include a resource list for organizations in the area that may also be of help.
S.E.R.V.E.'s Food Pantry provides assistance to families once a month. Our families receive a box of nutritious food, bags of breads, meat and produce meant to provide for a family for a week. We encourage those in need to go to the Department of Social Services and apply for food stamps. For the most part, our pantry helps families with their food needs by filling the gap between monthly assistance.
Emergency Financial Assistance
If circumstances have left it difficult to make ends meet, S.E.R.V.E. offers residents of Stafford financial support towards rent, utilities and urgent medications once in a twelve-month time period.
Due to the huge demand for our services, we must see residents by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am - 4:00pm. To set up an appointment, call 540-288-8223 and for information about which documents you will need to bring.
Emergency Prescription Assistance
We are able to help with client prescriptions in an effort to support their emergency medical needs. We do this through a grant that we received from the Stafford Hospital Foundation. We are delighted to help Stafford families in need of prescriptions assistance, and very grateful to Stafford Hospital Foundation for the opportunity to do so!
With the help of our AMAZING community, we are able to provide wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas "Baskets" of food, including turkeys to around 350 families during the Holidays. Each box is filled with all of the traditional foods that make the Holiday Season so memorable. We sincerely ask for and appreciate your continued support during the holiday season! The holidays are a wonderful time of year...unless you are among those who are in crisis situations. When this is your reality, the expense of the season adds another tremendous burden to your shoulders; one that cannot be managed.
Teen Christmas Program
One of our favorite ‘Out of the Box’ programs is our Teen Christmas Program. We started this program 6 years ago when we realized that we had ‘Toys for Tots’ for our kiddo’s, ‘Santa for a Senior” for our Senior Citizens, but our Teens (who are at a very fragile point in their lives) were left out! Since then we have worked hard to find support of upwards of 150 wonderful high school teenagers every Christmas. This has been challenging at times, but very rewarding! Please, if you have a desire to make a difference in the life of a teenage student who will not have a Christmas present unless we help, contact us. We like to offer them $75.00 ($25.00 increments) in Target or Wal-Mart gift cards, a donated teen gift, and stocking stuffers. We try to do as well by them as we do for our kids and seniors! It is a tremendous highlight of the Christmas season to see the joy on the faces of the parents when they realize that their older kids will have presents under the Christmas tree, too!
Area Resource List
|Agency Name||Contact Information||Type of assistance offered||Times of Service||Area Served|
|Abundant Life Assembly of God||540- 720-2437||Food||9am to 1pm open every 1st & 3rd Wed||Fred. City & Stafford.|
|Agape Fellowship Ministries||540-657-5771||Food Pantry||Tues/Thurs. 10:00am to 6:00pm. Sat by appt.||Stafford|
|Antioch United Methodist Outreach||540-752-7108||Food Pantry||Tues. 11am to 1:30pm Thurs. 5pm to 7pm|
|Aquia Episcopal Church||540-659-4007||Dinners on Wed. evenings||Wenesdays||Stafford|
|Barbara Carroll Comm. Outreach||540-538-9365||Tues. 10:00am to 1:00pm||Fred|
|Bethel United Methodist Church||804-994-5344||Food||Call ahead. Asst. 2nd Wed.||Caroline|
|Bragg Hill Family Life Center||540-371-3662||Emergency Food Assistance||M-F 10am to 3pm||PD 16*|
|Central Virgnia Housing Coalition||540-604-9943||Housing Assistance||Call for hours||PD 16*|
|Childrens Home Society of VA||540-226-0583||Pregnancy Counseling||open 24/7||Fred.|
|Christ Episocopal church||540-582-5033||USDA Food Pantry||2nd, 3rd Tues. and last Sat. of each month 10am to 12pm||Spotsy|
|Christ Lutheran Church||540-373-5087||Food||Wed. 10am to 11:30 am||Fred. City|
|Craigs Baptist Church||540-854-5284||Food Pantry||Call, leave message By appointment||Spotsy|
|Disability Resource Center||540-373-2559||Center for Independent Living||Call for schedule of classes||PD 16*|
|Emmanuel AME Church||540-371-9222||USDA Food Pantry||2nd & 4th Sat. 10am - 2pm||Stafford|
|Equipment Connection||540-373-6464||Wheel Chairs and other equipment||M-F 9am to 4:30pm||PD 16*|
|FAHASS||540-371-7532||Fred. Area Hiv/Aids Support Services||Call for information||PD 16*|
|Fairview Baptist Church Genesis Ministry- Judy Parker||540-659-3338||Food Pantry, Rental Assistance & Mortgage, Food Pantry 2nd & 4th Sat.||Call Tue. & Thurs. 12pm to 5pm.||PD 16*|
|First Christian Church||540-373-7716||Heating Gas Vouchers||3rd Tues. from 9am to 3pm||PD 16*|
|Fredericksburg Baptist Church||540-373-4402||Emergency boxed food. 8:30 - 4:30, Supper Thurs. 5 - 8pm, Food Boxes Thurs. 5 - 8pm, Clothing Thur. 5-8pm||M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm, Thurs. 5:00pm to||PD 16*|
|Fredericksburg Presbyterian||540-373-7057||Food Pantry only||M,W,F 11:00am to 1pm||PD 16*|
|Fred. 7th Day Adventist||540-373-5794||Thrift Store & small Pantry||M,W 11am to 1:00 pm||Fred.|
|Fred. United Methodist Church||540-373-9021||Food Pantry||M, T, W,F 1pm to 3pm||PD 16*|
|Freedom Worship Center/ Fred. Church of God||540-361-1880||Food Pantry, Food for Life||Tues. 9:00am to Noon||Fred.|
|Highway Assembly of God||540-371-4343||Food pantry, motel clients, hot plates, pots||Mon/Thur 12:30pm - 1:30pm. Wed 6pm - 7pm||Fred.|
|Hollywood Church of the Brethren||540-373-9021||Food Bank Referrals||M,T,W,F mornings||PD 16* except Caroline/ sparta|
|Jerusalem Baptist Church||804-633-9222||Food Pantry, FFL||Tues. 10am to 1:00 pm||Caroline/Spar|
|Little Ark Baptist Church||540-663-2831||Food Pantry, Food for Life||3rd Sat. 9am - 11:30pm||King George|
|Living Water Tabernacle||449 Jeff Davis Hwy, Fred.||Utilities and Food||Wednesday 6:15 - 7:15||Fred. City & Stafford|
|Maranatha Seventh Day Adventist||540-710-7380||Small Pantry on site||Call church leave message||Spotsy.|
|Micah Ecumenical Hospitality Center||540-373-5952||Shower, Clothes, Simple Meals, Use as mailing address, Make local calls; chronic homeless.||Mon. -Fri. 9:00am - 11:00am||Fred.|
|Micah Ministries||540-479-4116||Daytime homeless ministry including shower, Clothing and simple meal, Emergency food and no financial assist.||Mon. - Fri. 9:30am to 11:30am||PD 16*|
|New Life Community Church||540-659-5356||Call church for assistance during office hours||Mon. - Fri. 9:00am to 5:30pm||Stafford|
|New Site Community Outreach||540-899-6166||Food, Rent (no motels), Utilities||Tues. & Thur. 10-12:30||PD 16*|
|Peace United Methodist Church||540-786-8585||Electric, Natural Gas & Food||Thur. 9:30 - 11:30||PD 16*|
|People's Union Baptist||540-775-7978||Food Pantry||3rd Sat. 9am - Noon||PD 16*|
|Ramoth Baptist Church||540-659-4588||Food Pantry||Call Church office||Stafford|
|Rapp. Area Agency on Aging||540-371-3375||Home deliverd meals, FFL. Clients 60+ Small food pantry at meal centers||Various meal centers||PD 16*|
|Rapp. Area Home Share||540-371-1115 ext. 17||Housing: Please call to see how they can help you||Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5pm||PD 16*|
|Rapp. Council Against Sexual Assault, RCASA||Intervention Services 540-371-5502 Hotline 540-371-1666||Rehabilitation Counseling, Education, Outreach, Support groups||Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5pm||PD 16*|
|Rapp. Council on Domestic Violence||Office 540-373-9372 Hotline 540-373-9373||Court Accompaniment, Safety Planning, Referrals, Intervention programs, Groups, Emergency Shelter, 24 Hour hotline||Mon. - Fri. 8:30am to 5pm||PD 16*|
|Rapp. Legal Services||540-371-1105||Legal Services||Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5pm||PD 16*|
|Redeemer Lutheran||540- 898-4748||Rent, Utilities & General Financial Assistance||Tues. - Fri. 10am - 1:00pm||Spotsy.|
|Rehoboth UMC||804-448-3619||USDA Pantry, FFL, Elderly Meal||4th Wed. 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Caroline|
|Rhema Christian Ministry||540-891-5432||Food Pantry||Wed. 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Spotsy.|
|Round Oak Baptist Church||540-373-6862||Small dry goods pantry||1st & 3rd wed. 10am-12pm||Caroline|
|Salem Baptist Church||540-786-7320||Food Assistance once every 60 days||Thurs. 9am-12pm||Fred city/Spotsy|
|Salem Baptist Church Glory Outreach||804-633-5583||Church located in Sparta, USDA food pantry and clothes located in Bowling Green||Tues. 6:00pm - 8pm Last Sat. each month||Caroline|
|Salem Fields Community Bread Basket||540-786-6212||USDA Food Pantry||Sat. 11am - 1:00pm Sun. 11:30am - 1:30pm||Spotsy.|
|Salvation Army||540-373-3431||Rent, Utilities, Food, Medications, FEMA intake, Energy Share (Jan-May)||Appointment only M - F 9:15am - 4:00pm||PD 16*|
|S.E.R.V.E. Inc.||For Food Assistance call. 540-288-9603 For Financial Assistance call 540-288-8223||Emergency Food Pantry, Rent(No first month or Security deposits court ordered eviction notice needed), Utility Bills, Medications, Medical program with Moss Free Clinic for medication||M - W 10am - 2:30pm Tue -Thurs 1pm - 4:30pm||PD 16*|
|Seventh Day Adventist||540-373-5794||Financial Resources No Motels||Mon-Wed 11am - 1:30pm||PD 16*|
|Shiloh Baptist Old Site||540-373-8701||USDA Pantry, FFL, Meds, Fuel asst.||Wed. 9am - Noon||Fred|
|Spotswood Baptist||540-898-0757||Food Pantry||2nd & 4th Tue 10am-11am||Fred|
|St. Faustina SVDP||540-834-5555||USDA Food Pantry/ Food For Life||Wed. 4pm - 5pm, 2nd and 4th Sat. 3pm - 4pm||Spotsy.|
|St. George's Episcopal||540-373-4133||Food Bank Referrals||M - F 9am - 5pm||PD 16*|
|St. Mary of the Annunciation||804-448-9064||Once a month. Accepts referrals form from Social Services||Tues/Thurs 6pm - 8pm||Caroline|
|St. Matthews Outreach||540-834-4080||Food, Utilities, Rent, Meds, Clothing||Tues. - Thurs. 10 - 1:30||Spotsy.|
|St. Peter's Lutheran||540-659-6366||USDA Food||Call M - F 9am - 3Pm||Stafford|
|St. William of Yourk Outreach||540-720-6652||Financial Assistance and Food||Call on Mon. to make a appt. for Wed. Also open Tues. & Thurs. from 9:30am to 11:30||Stafford|
|Store House Ministries||2303 Airport Ave. Fredericksburg||Emergency Food||Tues & Thur between 11am - 1pm||PD 16*|
|Triangle Baptist Church||703-221-7191||Emergency Food Only||4th Tue. Of each month 11am - Noon||Stafford|
|Trinity Episcopal Church||540-373-2996||Food Pantry Limited financial asst.||1st & 3rd tue. 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Fred|
|Trinity Fellowship International Church||540-379-2024||Food Pantry||Every Thur. 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Stafford|
|Zion Baptist||540-786-8317||Rent, Utilities, Food||Call Mon. after 9am for appointment||Fred City, Spotsylvania|
* PD 16 stands for Planning District 16 which includes the counties and cities: Caroline County, King George County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, and The City of Fredericksburg.