The Culpeper Food Closet began in 1984. It is an outreach ministry of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, operating as a full community effort, through the dedicated work of over 90 volunteers from our area. Food and monetary donations are received from local businesses, organizations, churches, and generous individuals. These donations provide over 3,500 meals weekly for families and individuals, in the town and county of Culpeper. Clients first contact Sam’s Place to apply for a food voucher. Sam’s Place is a part of Culpeper’s Outreach Resource Center, where individuals and families can access information and referrals to community partners.
Many clients do not need help on a regular basis. They may have an unforeseen hardship such as illness, job loss, even a car breakdown, and especially now, during the COVID pandemic. Families are offered hope and encouragement, with three meals a day, and other necessary items, for all family members.
We continue to care for our community during this time of social distancing. Please be assured that all staff and volunteers practice strict safety guidelines, wearing masks, gloves, washing hands often, and wiping surfaces with disinfectants. We encourage everyone who comes to the Food Closet, whether you are a client receiving food or making a donation, to wear a mask, and stay at least 6 feet away from one another.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of food or personal items, please us or Sam’s Place.
Contact the Food Closet
Mail: The Culpeper Food Closet
P.O. Box 343
Culpeper, VA 22701
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