CAST OVERNIGHT WINTER SHELTERING PROGRAM &
AGAPE FEAST COMMUNITY MEALS PROGRAM

We hesitate to use the word "traditional", but the CAST Season 2020-21 has been completed. The ABBA List Board of Directors, The Agape Feast Meals Community, and the City of Chesapeake extend their thanks to the outstanding churches, businesses, and ministries that persevered in the face of us all experiencing the trials of learning social distancing under COVID 19. Our teams lead by CAST Coordinators and their church members carried on despite being closed with no kitchen facilities. We know the load was increased with ministry work, trying to help others get through the pandemic, yet so many stepped forward and said “YES” we will make sure that we keep our promise of feeding those that are seeking shelter this Fall/Winter/Spring.


HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY (April 2021) to the 56 teams that make up the CAST: AGAPE FEAST COMMUNITY MEALS PROGRAM
In all, there were four feeding programs that were started in the past year and what a year we had!

Hotel Dinner Program
Purpose: Feed our brothers and sisters being sheltered in City of Chesapeake Hotel Program.
Start Date: April 24th, 2020
Prepared/delivered 15,816 dinners to our brothers and sisters being sheltered.

On-Site Feeding Program
Purpose: Provide food, water, and community resource lists to Brother’s and Sister’s living in their cars or on the streets within Chesapeake.
Start Date: November 15th, 2020
Distributed about: 743 Sandwich/ Fresh Fruit/Water Bags; containing 1486 sandwiches (2 sandwiches per bag)
Distributed about: 716 Shelf Stable Bags of food & Community Resource Packets.

Welcome Home Bag Program
Purpose: Provide Case Workers with starter kitchen supplies for people transitioning from homelessness into their new home.
Start Date: January 1st, 2021
Distributed about: 80 Bags
The bags contain food, and pantry items to start their kitchens.

Go Bags/Caseworker Bags Program
Purpose: Provide Case Workers with supplies to address the immediate needs of the homeless that they encounter in Chesapeake.
Start Date: February 1st, 2021
Distributed: 50 Case Worker Bags
The bags included: underwear, t-shirts, socks, winter hat, mitten, scarf, hygiene bag, community resource packet, emergency blanket, and shelf stable food items.

We thank God the "Master Quilter” who touched the hearts of 56 groups and their members throughout the City of Chesapeake and the surrounding area to answer His call for help! You helped those in need in Chesapeake during this last year and we appreciate your continued help! He gathered our groups, one by one, and sewed us all together to ensure that people in Chesapeake who are currently experiencing homelessness were and continue to be fed!

Thank you for hearing the call for help and answering it! You help Chesapeake to truly be the “WE CARE CITY”!