Care Ministries

Walking beside you in dignity


Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry,

and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

John 6:35

For those in need of food assistance:

View the Food Pantry Guidelines

Gayton Care Ministries operates a food pantry to help our neighbors in need in western Henrico and nearby Goochland. The dignity and confidentiality of pantry guests is of great importance to us.

Pantry Hours:

-We are open the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Any changes will be posted during our operating hours. 

We will be open more frequently in November and December. 

-Our operating hours are 12 pm (noon) – 1:50pm. 

-Our pantry open schedule is driven by the Henrico County Public Schools Calendar. Please listen to the news when there is inclement weather. If schools are closed we are too. 

Food will be distributed primarily by appointment. Appointments may be made up to two weeks in advance by:

Emailing us at We will respond within 24 hours.

Call us at 804.476.0632 and leave a voicemail. 

(You can also submit the web form at the bottom of this page)

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment to be checked in.

For more information, submit the form at the bottom of this page, email or leave a message at (804) 476-0632.

We would like to walk beside you during your time of difficulty beyond just sharing food. Please call or email if you would like someone to listen to your story and pray with you. We may be able to help connect you with other resources in our community or encourage you in other ways as well.

If you know someone in need of assistance, Care Ministries is here to help. Please let others know this resource is available in our community.

For donors:

We welcome donations! Donations may be dropped off on the carts located in the upstairs church lobby and downstairs near the office. Perishable items can be placed directly into the Food Pantry’s refrigerator or freezers, or arrangements can be made for someone to meet you to receive your donation. Call 476-0632 or email if you need help with perishable donations.

Most needed donations include:

canned meat (tuna, salmon, chicken)

soups, stews, and chili

spaghetti and sauce

peanut butter and jelly

cereal and oatmeal

canned vegetables (green beans, peas, corn, carrots, greens, spinach, etc.)

canned fruit



macaroni and cheese

evaporated milk



fresh produce (potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, apples, and citrus)

(Whole grain, natural, low sodium, and low sugar items are preferred)

We also accept children’s book, Bibles and devotionals for all ages, devotional magazines, pet food, paper products, personal hygiene products, and cleaning products.

Financial donations are welcome. You can designate your check or e-giving contribution for “Care Ministries” and we’ll do the shopping for you.


For volunteers:

Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles. Whether you would like to work directly with our guests or prefer a role behind the scenes, we have a place for you. Call 476-0632, fill out the form below, or email for a complete listing of opportunities.

Would you like to greet guests to our pantry on Tuesday afternoons? Sign up here: