Check back for this year’s Holiday Food Drive
HRCT Holiday Food Drive
No one should go hungry.
HRCT wants to help make a difference in the life of someone less fortunate, and we need your help.
HRCT is collecting donations of non-perishable food to help the Oasis Social Ministry. Donations will feed families, the working poor, children, the elderly, those with physical or mental disabilities and our homeless.
The Oasis food pantry distributes bags of food to local residents in need every 60 days. They deliver to 96 homebound senior citizens every month. Oasis provided groceries for over 9,000 people last year.
We thank you in advance for your support! Your donation is greatly appreciated.
Samples of Non-Perishable food to donate:
Turkey or Ham* – Rice – Canned Yams – Gravy
Canned Vegetables – Beans – Instant Mashed Potatoes
Soup – Non-Perishable Dessert – Rolls – Juice or Beverage
Jelly – Canned Meat – Cereal – Peanut Butter – Pasta Noodles
Pasta Sauce – Cranberry Sauce – Macaroni & Cheese – Stuffing Mix
*Due to limited cold storage, please only include non-perishable items (with the exception of the ham or turkey). If you’d like to include other/different non-perishable items, please feel free to do so.
How to Donate:
HRCT will be collecting non-perishable food from now until Christmas Eve, and we deliver the food to the Oasis Food Pantry in Portsmouth, Virginia.
- We will collect food at our office at 2023 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704.
- We can send a team member to your location to pick up donations. Please contact our Office Manager, Victoria Arth, to schedule a pick up or if you have questions. (757) 399-3350
- If you want to make a monetary donation, please make your check out to Oasis Social Ministry. You can mail your check to HRCT or a HRCT team member can pick up your check.
The Oasis Social Ministry:
“Last year Oasis distributed over 244,000 pounds of food. We are always in need of canned meats or tuna, breads, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruits, milk and cereal. Food and fund drives are at the heart of what we do. We can help you organize a food drive that will get critical food to the elderly, children and families who need it most.
Oasis has seen a huge increase in those needing food assistance. Our pantry program has increased by 91% since 2010.”
*Statistics from https://www.oasissocialministry.org/
*In the spirit of the holiday season, HRCT is sponsoring a family for Thanksgiving through the Oasis Social Ministry in Portsmouth.
Mike Ives from HRCT dropping off Thanksgiving baskets at Oasis with Burgess Hodges who runs the food pantry.