Getting a Helping Hand : Resources for families in Need

in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford, VA

December 16, 2020

If you have children ages 0-18 you are eligible for FREE FOOD which can be picked up at your local school  - no income restrictions.  Details here:

Spotsylvania County 

SCPS Food Distribution Will Resume January 6, 2021

As per new USDA and VDOE guidelines, SCPS will distribute FREE breakfast and lunch grab and go meal bags to all children age 18 years and under as well as to any enrolled student who participates in SCPS support services programs, such as REACH. Food distribution will take place on Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the sites noted on the website and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the 5 sites noted on the website. Food may be picked up at any location regardless of where your child attends school. Each Wednesday bag contains: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, a snack and a dinner meal kit. One bag will be provided for each child.

See the website for details and pick up locations.

City of Fredericksburg

Visit for food truck and grab and go locations.

Stafford County

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, meal service will take place from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. We will offer hot lunch and breakfast “to go” at all curbside school sites.  (On Mondays and Wednesdays, parents may pick up a 2-day supply of breakfast and lunch).

Community meal distribution by bus will take place mid-days on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The meals will consist of “Heat & Serve” breakfast and lunch items. 

Evening meal service will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM offering “Heat & Serve” meals at select school sites. Parents may pick up a 2 or 3 day supply of breakfast and lunch. All “Heat & Serve” meals should be immediately refrigerated until cooked. These items must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 

See the website for details and pick up locations

Spotsylvania County Social Services
 9019 Old Battlefield Boulevard 2nd Floor, Spotsylvania VA 22553    (540)507-7896

Energy Assistance
Holiday Programs
Foster Families
Supplemental Nutrition (SNAP)
Temporary Assistance for needy families (TANF)

Fredericksburg City Social Services
608 Jackson St, Su 100, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 372-1032
Energy Assistance
Holiday Programs
Foster Families
Supplemental Nutrition (SNAP)
Temporary Assistance for needy families (TANF)

Stafford County Social Services
1300 Courthouse Rd, Stafford VA 22554
(540) 658-8720
Energy Assistance
Holiday Programs
Foster Families
Supplemental Nutrition (SNAP)
Temporary Assistance for needy families (TANF)

Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns Association
8812 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania VA 22553 (540)582-2465

Food, clothing, shelter, financial assistance

The Family Life Center and Kingdom Family Worship
400 Bragg Hill Drive, Fredericksburg VA 22401 (540)371-3662

Fredericksburg Salvation Army
2012 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg VA 22401 (540)373-3431

Food, clothing, life skills, Rehab, Veteran services, Services for aging, shelter, support

Shepherds House Inc
1120 International Parkway, Fredericksburg , Virginia, 22406   703-507-2431

A highly structured 12-18 month transitional, residential facility for men 18 years or older that promotes personal responsibility and accountability for those seeking sustained abstinence from mind altering substances.

Stafford Junction
791 Truslow Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22406 540-368-0081

a faith-based nonprofit organization that serves high-need children, youth and their families residing in Stafford County. Our mission is to transform lives through faith and action. 

Life Empowerment Ministries
 261 Cambridge Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22405  571-494-1697

Messenger of the Lord Christian Church
 32 Bells Hills Rd, Stafford, Virginia, 22554  202-423-8045

Bridging the Gap 2
2217 Princess Anne Street -Suite 306-1, Fredericksburg VA 22401   540-681-200

Fredericksburg Council 4034, Knights of Columbus
4724 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22407   540-424-5209

Boys & Girls Club of the Rappahannock Region
 200 Gunnery Road, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, 22401

Helping boys and girls of all backgrounds, with an emphasis on at-risk youth, build confidence, develop character, and acquire the needed skills to grow into productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.

Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters
 325A Wallace Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401  

one-to-one mentoring programs empower youth to thrive

Rappahannock United Way
Dial 211
Shelter, Food, utilities, health

15 Upton Lane, Stafford, VA 22554  
(540) 288-9603

Emergency utility assistance
Food Pantry
Emergency Prescription assistance

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
3631 Lee Hill Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
(540) 371-7666

Hope House
902 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 371-0831

Micah Ecumenical Ministries
1013 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 479-4116
Shelter, food

516 Project
home repairs

Domestic Violence: 
  • Empower House - Covering Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233  or text LOVEIS to 2255;

Mental Health: 
  • RSCSB - For a mental health crisis, call 540-6876 (24 hours a day)
  • For Outpatient Telemedicine services: Caroline, 804/633-9997; Fredericksburg, 540/373-3223; King George, 540/775-9879; Spotsylvania, 540/582-3980; Stafford, 540/659-2725.

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