Care Ministries

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:

Brochure download: Food Pantry Guidelines

Gayton Baptist 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:

BY APPOINTMENT  (We welcome and encourage appointments)

  • Tuesdays: 12:30-1:30 pm (Guests may arrive to sign in beginning at 12:15pm)
  • BY APPOINTMENT (We welcome and encourage appointments)

In addition to food support, Care Ministries operates a small Dollar Shop and free library for the benefit of our visitors.

Please call the Care Ministries at (804) 476-0632 or email Care@GaytonChurch.org if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.

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 e-mail Care@GaytonChurch.org 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
  • beans
  • rice
  • macaroni and cheese
  • evaporated milk
  • crackers
  • bread
  • 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, clothing, 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 or email Care@GaytonChurch.org for a complete listing of opportunities.

Would you like to stock donations on Sundays after church? Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4BAAAC2C7-gayton1

Would you like to greet guests to our pantry on Tuesday afternoons? Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4BAAAC2C7-gayton