Friends of the Homeless

We partner with our local homeless ministry in Richmond each month. The following items can be dropped off in the MAC kitchen during office hours. PLEASE LABEL. If you are ordering items online that will be delivered straight to Winfree, be sure that you indicate that it is for Friends of the Homeless.

For lunches and snacks:
Nabs crackers(any kind and any amount)
Trail mix packs
Bags of crackers, cookies and chips
Fruit cups/spoons
Homemade cookies (that can be frozen till needed)
BumbleBee Chicken salad snack boxes
Little Debbie Snack cakes
Small candies (any kind of snack size)
Bottled water

If a family or group would like to make  non perishable lunches:
2 proteins (peanut butter crackers or trail mix or BumbleBee Snack boxes)
1 fruit cup
1 bagged chip
I dessert (cookie or snack cake)
2-3 small candies
Paper bag- can write message on the bag!

Needles, Hooks and Beads

This group meets once a month for hands-on missions, hand-crafting blankets, prayer shawls, necklaces, earrings and more. Come and learn. Come for great fellowship!


Backpack Ministry

Every week we provide backpacks with food for children and families in local schools. On average, we have served more than 100 people every year. 

Throughout the school year, Winfree’s Backpack Ministry provides food for children and their families, who do not have enough to eat. During the upcoming school year, we will serve 4 primary schools:

Watkins Elementary
Greenfield Elementary
Midlothian Middle
Reams Elementary

We will also serve a few families at Robious Elementary, Robious Middle, and Bon Air Elementary schools. Each week, we have volunteers shop to replenish the food supplies. Then every Tuesday, a dedicated group of volunteers meets at Winfree to pack the backpacks, and then deliver them to the schools for the children to take home on Friday. The children return the backpacks to school the following week, where we pick them up and pack them again. 

Rice Bowl Ministry

The “Rice Bowl” banks remind us that many people in third-world countries have approximately one bowl of rice per day. Spare change and designated offerings support various ministries locally and around the world.

Thanksgiving Meal Bags

We support the CCHASM program that provides Thanksgiving meal packages to families in need.

For more information, please visit cchasm.org/thanksgivinginfo or call the church office at 794-5031.

Middle District Christmas Store
This program helps to provide Christmas presents for children whose parents could not afford to do so. Applications are approved by Chesterfield County and the Middle District Baptist Assoc. Winfree assists with this mission by sponsoring children and volunteering at the store.