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Care Ministries/Food Pantry

Walking beside you in dignity


Upcoming Changes

For many years, Care Ministries has opened our arms and welcomed countless families to Gayton by providing food assistance. Five years ago there was a large pivot for this ministry with new leadership, laying the foundation for what it is today. We have experienced 250% growth over the past couple of years. Why? COVID, economy, addition of prayer ministry and our great volunteer team welcoming our families each opening. Our prayer and volunteer teams truly make Gayton Care unique.

Our ministry is being challenged right now, and we believe it is being pruned for God to do something new. A change is not something we necessarily wanted to do but current conditions have compelled us to reevaluate how our food pantry operates. Overall, we want to be good stewards of our gifts and donations as a part of the overall church mission and ministry.

How are we changing? 

● We will only be open the first Tuesday of each month providing food staples and fresh produce. We are working to provide a second visit for a few of our long-term families. Prayer will continue to be offered.

● The prayer team is being reimagined. We want to maintain our established relationships between our monthly openings.

● We will still be able to continue deliveries.

We will continue evaluating our processes to see how we can even better serve our families. 

These changes will go into effect April 2. Our Care Team leadership will meet in August and discuss our strategy for the holidays. 

We thank you for your support and look forward to future opportunities.

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:

Contact or call (804) 362-7880.

Our Gayton Care Ministry was presented with the NBC12 Acts of Kindness Award. See the video of the news segment below.

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:

Beginning in April 2024, the Food Pantry will be open on the 1st Tuesday of each month.


-Our operating hours are 12 pm (noon) – 1:00 pm. 

-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. 

For more information, email or leave a message at (804) 362-7880. We would love to speak with you.

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.



(1st Tuesday of each month)

April 2

May 7

June 4

July 2

August 6

September 3

October 1

November 5

December 3