Thursday, September 28, 2023

Give thanks by helping those in need: Here’s a list of local food drives

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This Thanksgiving, as families across the country gather around the table to give thanks, some families will have little to nothing to eat.

These local food drives are aiming to change that.

Brass Cannon

Those who bring in six or more nonperishable goods to Brass Cannon will get a free meal from Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que this Saturday, from 5-9 p.m, while supplies last. Donations will benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.

Habitat ReStore Williamsburg

Habitat ReStore Williamsburg is accepting donations until they close for Christmas. All goods will be donated to FISH, Inc. A box for donations is located right inside the store next to the entrance.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

This Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is hosting a food drive in support of FISH, Inc. Nonperishable items and paper bags with handles are requested, and all participants are encouraged to wear a facemask.

Williamsburg Police Department

The department is hosting their first independently organized food drive this year. Officers will be collecting nonperishable food items at the Food Lion, 1234 Richmond Road, and Aldi, 1504 Richmond Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 21. They will also accept cash donations which will be used to buy necessary food items. All donations will benefit seniors living in the Blayton Building, operated by the Williamsburg Housing Authority.

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If someone is interested in making a donation to the following places, they should call first as hours are limited due to COVID-19.

  • St. Luke’s United Methodist, 757-898-3017
  • Zion Prospect Baptist Church, 757-867-8097
  • Waters Edge Church, 757-867-7378

Waters Edge is hosting a food distribution on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information visit

Mayflower Marathon hosted by FM99 and 106.9 the Fox is having a food drive for the Food Bank this weekend. Food may be dropped off at the Kroger on Victory Boulevard Friday through Sunday. For more information visit here.

This list will be updated with more information on food drives in the area.


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