HELP! Our Pantry Shelves are almost EMPTY!

Here’s how you can help neighbors in need right now.

HumanKind’s Emergency Food & Household Pantry provides nonperishable food, school supplies, and hygiene items to clients participating in our programs and services. This additional support allows our clients to weather short-term crises without having to pursue fast cash options, such as pay day or title loans. Your support will directly benefit economically struggling families by providing them with an opportunity to meet their family’s basic needs without jeopardizing the household’s financial position. Receiving items from the Emergency Pantry allows these clients to provide nutritious meals for their family in the short term while still meeting other financial obligations, a positive step toward their ultimate goal of achieving long-term financial stability.

Donation Drop-Offs:

LYNCHBURG | HumanKind’s Main Campus
1903 HumanKind Way, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Monday-Friday | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

RICHMOND | HumanKind’s Richmond Office
908 N Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Monday-Friday | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Help fill the Pantry today!


For just $5 a month, you can provide a bountiful shelf full of help for a family in need! Your gift will stretch so far because it will be combined with food donations and the work of volunteers. Donations help keep the pantry full all year long.


Our most needed items right now:

Food Items:

  • Canned hearty soups and stews
  • Fruit Loops, Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
  • Crackers
  • Spaghetti noodles and sauce
  • Rice, pasta, macaroni
  • Gravy mix, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Instant potatoes
  • Brownie and cookie mix
  • Muffin and corn bread mix
  • Flour, sugar, salt, pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise
  • Salad dressings
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Granola bars
  • Jell-O, puddings, fruit cups
  • Snacks that children can take to school
  • Juices, non-carbonated beverages

All donations must be new.


Household and Hygiene Items:

  • Body Wash (Men’s/Women’s)

  • Bar Soap

  • Hand Soap

  • Deodorant (Men’s/Women’s)

  • Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

  • Toilet Paper

  • Paper Towels

  • Trash Bags

  • Dishwashing Liquid

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Household Cleaning Products

  • Razors (Men’s/Women’s)

  • Kroger or Wal-Mart Gift cards ($15-25 for basic necessities including food or gas)


Coordinate a Drive as a Group!

Gather your network to fill the Emergency Household Pantry! Download our Most Needed Items List for the Emergency Household Pantry and start collecting items to help. Donations must be new and are accepted all year long. Contact us HERE and let us know that you are coordinating a drive or have any questions.


Interested in volunteering to help in our Emergency Household Pantry?
Your help is needed! Contact today.

Volunteer working in a food pantry

For more information, please contact:
Danielle Ulmer | Volunteer & Community Relations Specialist