Multiple localities offering emergency food, water

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Government and volunteer organizations are offering emergency meals for those impacted by Irene.

Brunswick County

Free water and ice will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday August 30 
St. Paul's College- Thomasson Student Center
Gasburg Volunteer Fire Dept.
Alberta Volunteer Fire Dept.- First Ave.


11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. – Tuesday August 30
Bermuda Baptist Church: 13912 Jefferson Davis Highway
LaPrade Library: 9000 Hull Street Rd.

If you would like to donate canned or other non-perishable foods to those who need them, you may drop them off at your local Chesterfield County library branch. Once foods have been collected, the county will announce times when those who need them may pick them up at the branches.

The Chesterfield County Department of Utilities has established a drinking-water station at Phillips Volunteer Fire Station, 10630 River Road, for anyone who needs water. The Utilities Department has also hooked up a water spigot to the hydrant at the station. Anyone needing water should bring their own containers. The drinking water station at Phillips Volunteer Fire Station will be available indefinitely.

Dinwiddie County

Dinwiddie County will be conducting distribution of ice and water to County residents  from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted.  The distribution location will be at the Dinwiddie Elementary School located at 13811 Boydton Plank Road on Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th.

Due to expected high demands distribution will be limited to one bag of ice and one case of bottled water per household.

Dinwiddie County will be providing 24 hour sheltering at the Dinwiddie Elementary School located at 13811 Boydton Plank Road.  Citizens are asked to bring their own bedding and personal toiletries. Please note: Facilities for bathing are not available.

A convenience site will be available to citizens for the purpose of recharging electrical devices (i.e. cell phones and medical devices) at McKenney Volunteer Fire Department and Namozine Volunteer Fire Department until 7:00 p.m.

New Kent

Water and ice distribution sites have been set up at Bloom Supermarket: 7300 Market Place Dr., Quinton, Colonial Downs Racetrack: 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy., and New Kent. Henrico Jail East facility: 17320 New Kent Hwy., Barhamsville.

All three distribution sites will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and will resume distribution of water and ice again on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


5:00 p.m. – Monday August 29 / 12:00p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – Tuesday
Vernon Johns Junior High School: 3101 Homestead Drive (next to the high school)

Prince George

Prince George County Volunteer Fire Departments are distributing ice for medical use. Please be aware that due to limited quantities of ice, it can only be available for people that require ice to keep certain prescription medications cool.

Citizens are requested to bring either their prescription or an empty prescription bottle to support their need for the ice.

Prince George County Fire Department located at 6500 Courthouse Road
Disputanta Fire Department located at 10000 County Drive
Jefferson Park Fire Department located at 4225 Jefferson Park Road
Prince George County Emergency Crew located at 10800 Prince George Drive

The distribution sites will be open from 3:00pm – 6:00pm until further notice.


Arthur Ashe Center
3001 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA
Time:  5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Full Service Site: (including meals, electrical equipment charge, and overnight shelter)
Department of Social Series Southside Service Center
4100 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 
Time:  5:00 p.m. Monday Night (until further notice)
Meals Site and Equipment Charging Station.
Salvation Army
2 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA
Time:  Monday - Friday: 3 - 4 p.m.
Meals only

1021 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, VA
Time:  Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meals only.
Conrad Center
1400 Oliver Hill Way
Richmond, VA 23219
Time:   Monday - Friday: 5:30 p.m.
Meals only

For further Richmond information, call 804-317-2039.

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