About the Culpeper Food Closet

The Culpeper Food Closet provides food and personal care items to Culpeper families, individuals, and seniors in need of assistance. An outreach ministry of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, it began in 1984 and operates as a full community effort, through the dedicated work of over 45 volunteers from our area. Food and monetary donations are received from local businesses, organizations, churches, and generous individuals. These donations may 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 (219 S. Davis St. / 540-727-1055) 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. Families are offered hope and encouragement, with three to four days of meals, which covers three meals a day, plus snacks and drinks, for each qualified household member. Personal care items are also available.


Monday – Friday | 9 AM – 12 PM
Thursdays | 4 PM – 6 PM
(If school is closed, the Food Closet will be closed for the first two days of weather-related closings.)

Thursday vouchers (orange) are being created on-site. Clients may use this voucher twice per month. The twice monthly green vouchers obtained from Sam’s Place may also be used, allowing 4 visits monthly.

We want you to know that our volunteers are ready to help, but we cannot do it alone. You can make a difference.
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We continue to care for our community during this ever changing environment. Please be assured that all staff and volunteers practice the most current CDC health guidelines, which includes hand washing and surface cleaning.

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

Address: 120 N. Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 540-825-1177

Email: culpeperfoodcloset1@gmail.com
FB: Food Closet on Facebook

For additional assistance:

Contact Sam’s Place
Address: 219 E Davis Street
Suite 10
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 540-727-1055
Website: Sam’s Place

Contact Culpeper Human Services
Address: 1835 Industry Drive
Suite 110
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 540-229-3816
Website: culpeperhumanservices.org