CAST - Chesapeake Area Shelter Team
Overnight Winter Shelter Program

Hotel Dinner Program

We were so blessed and cannot thank all of the following groups enough. These churches, organizations, businesses, ministries, and individuals met our city's call this CAST Season to feed the homeless temporarily housed in a local hotel from April 24, 2020 to April 24, 2022. They prepared and delivered 31,447 dinners!

Churches:

Centerville Baptist Church
Chesapeake Community of Hope
Church of the Messiah
Coastlands Community Church
Deep Creek United Methodist Church
First Baptist Church South Hill
Good Hope United Methodist Church
Great Bridge Baptist Church
Great Bridge Presbyterian Church
Great Bridge United Methodist Church
Hickory United Methodist Church
Impact Worship Center
New Beginnings Apostolic Faith, Inc.
New Hope Baptist Church
New Life Providence Church
New Mount Olive Baptist Church
Oak Grove United Methodist Church
One Generation Church
Point Harbor Church
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
River Oak Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Son Light Church
St. Mark's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
St. Stephens Martyr Catholic Church
The Bridge Church
The Church of Latter-Day Saints - Great Bridge Ward
The Church of Latter-Day Saints - Nansemond River Ward
The Church of the Messiah
The Mount
Unity Renaissance Church
Woodlands Heights Baptist Church


Ministry Groups/Non-Profit Groups:

ABBA List Board of Directors
Burfoot House
Buffalo Family & Friends
Chesapeake Community of Hope Youth Group
Commonwealth Catholic Family Charities
Divine Baptist Church Missionary Ministry
Great Bridge Food Closet
Great Bridge Presbyterian Church - Tuesday Men's Bible Study
Great Bridge Presbyterian Church - Men's Soul Food Small Group
Great Bridge Presbyterian Church - Women's Group
Great Bridge Presbyterian Church - Get a Life Group
Homeland Disciples
Hospitality for the Homeless
House of Blessing Food Pantry
Just Serve
Mercy Chef's
PIN Ministry
Prince of Peace Catholic Church - Homeless Meals Ministry
Prince of Peace Catholic Church - Divine Mercy Ministry
Prince of Peace Catholic Church - Food Pantry
Sisterhood of Muslimas
Solid Rock Church Food Pantry
Southeastern Virginia Food Bank
The Great Exchange

Businesses:

Blinds To Go
Carrabba's Italian Grille - Battlefield location
Dick's Sporting Goods
Dollar Tree
Hotrodder's Cafe
JMT Sweets & More
Norfolk Banana & Produce
Pizzeria Bella Vista
Rancho Grande II

Civic Organizations:

Friends of Indian River (environmental group)
Great Bridge High School Anchor Club
Kiwanis Club of Chesapeake
Lions Club of Chesapeake
Luncheon Pilot Club
Phi Theta Sigma
Women's Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake

City of Chesapeake:

Child Welfare/Family Services Office
Human Services Department
We Care Resource Center
Library System
Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Healthy Chesapeake


There were also a number of families that donated nights of dinners to the hotel guests, as well as, many people who consistently donated sandwiches to the on-site feeding teams for people who were residing in their vehicles.