Five Loaves Food Pantry

Food programs ~ 14425 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News


Perishable Food Distribution

We distribute the food that was picked up from the various stores that day;  we pick up from Food Lion and WaWa every day.  We also pick up from Trader Joes, Panera, or Ft. Eustis Commissary depending on the day.  We put out the perishable foods: fruits, vegetables, breads, pastries and dairy items as well as some frozen items we receive that day.  Sometimes we receive things we were not expecting; we let the people know about changes via Facebook.  It is unusual for meat to be distributed at this distribution.  BUT if we are going to distribute meat we will announce it onFaceBook.


We serve the Hungry of the Virginia Peninsula but pre-qualify everyone using the USDA TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) guidelines.  If you fail to qualify, we will not deny you food but will speak with you individually regarding your specific situation.


Hot Meal & Groceries/Meat

The first Tuesday of the month is when we distribute USDA foods and meat.  Even if you do not make the first Tuesday of the month, all Clients will receive USDA their first time visiting us until we run out of USDA foods.  After the USDA distribution you will receive dry and can foods as well as meat to help with three (3) meals.  We are always closed the Fifth Tuesday of the month.

We also serve a hot meal to you and your family.


We serve the Hungry of the Virginia Peninsula but pre-qualify everyone using the USDA TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) guidelines.  If you fail to qualify, we will not deny you food but will speak with you individually regarding your specific situation.





USDA Distribution

The first Tuesday of the month is when we distribute USDA foods and meat.  Even if you do not make the first Tuesday of the month, all Clients will receive USDA their first time visiting us until we run out of USDA foods.


The USDA program is a way for agencies to provide healthy, nutritious products to needy families.  The USDA purchases food from vendors in bulk, including processing and packaging, and distributes that food to States across the country. Those States, in turn, disburse that food to Foodbanks.  Our Foodbank provides USDA products to agencies so that they can distribute said products at the local level. The amount of food received by each State depends on the State’s low-income and unemployed population.This program specifically targets low-income families and individuals through eligibility requirements which ensure that their income is below the poverty level. Recipients can only receive USDA once per month.

SHARE —

Self-Help And Resource Exchange

SHARE Hampton Roads is a community building organization that offers nutritious food packages at discounted prices. Each value food package is worth approximately $35-$40, and may be purchased for $20 and two hours of volunteer service of your choice. The SHARE Program purchases food in large quantities at wholesale prices from food co-ops. No food is ever used from the Foodbank.


Each month a value package will include approximately 4-6 pounds of frozen meat and staple items, such as potatoes, onions, fresh fruits and vegetables. Volunteers distribute the food through a network of up to 40 Distribution Teams throughout the SHARE Hampton Roads service area. Anyone can purchase a SHARE package; there are no qualifications to participate. There are no forms, membership fees, or coupons.