Community Missions

On the first floor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church you will find a food pantry, clothes closet, showers and a group of volunteers ready to make life just a little easier for those who are down on their luck.  As part of our Compassion Ministry, we work hard to make life look at little more like heaven.  Some days it’s a simple as a hot cup of coffee and clean clothes.  

Beyond the services you will find below, we also offer a lending library, sleeping bags and blankets, toiletries, and assistance in acquiring identification.

Please enter from the Park Avenue side of the building.  

Food Boxes

Monday through Friday we make up boxes with approximately one week’s worth of food that can either be delivered or picked up by clients, social and caseworkers, or other ministries.  To learn more or request a box, email Steve Blanchard.


11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Food pantry, clothes closet, showers, laundry service drop off (pick up on Thursday)

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.:  Clothes closet, showers, laundry service pick up (drop off on Monday)

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.:  Showers only

Closed Dates for 2023

March 13 Monday Community Missions Closed

April 8 Saturday Showers Closed

April 10 Monday Community Missions Closed

April 22 Saturday Showers Closed

May 8 Monday Community Missions Closed

May 29 Monday Community Missions Closed

June 17 Saturday Showers Closed

June 19 Monday Community Missions Closed

July 13 Thursday Community Missions Closed

July 27 Saturday Showers Closed

August building closed for clean up (check back for August dates)

Sept 2 Saturday Showers Closed

Sept 4 Monday Community Missions Closed

Oct 19 Thursday Community Missions Closed

Nov 20 -25 Closed Week for Thanksgiving

Dec 2 Saturday Showers Closed

Dec 4 Monday Community Missions Closed


Closed Dec 21 2023 – Jan 3 2024