Stafford Emergency Relief through Volunteer Efforts
Serving Children & Families since 1979
With the help of our community partners, the mission of SERVE is to strategically address food insecurity, provide emergency relief, and promote self-reliance programs that give HOPE to people in our community.
SERVE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving all of Stafford County as well as portions of Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George Counties and the City of Fredericksburg.
To engage in activities that promote the general health and well-being of our community.
The History of Serve
In 1979, the time was right, the time was ‘now’! Community need for emergency help was rising and resources were very limited. Churches did what they could, people chipped in to help, but there needed to be an organized effort to join forces to make a greater impact in the lives of families in need.
This was when a devoted Social Worker and three local Pastors came together to form Stafford Emergency Relief through Volunteer Efforts, affectionately known as SERVE The Social Worker was Jeri Dulin (Redman), she has come home to SERVE and is now on our Board! The Pastors were Jim Treslow, Jack Hancox and Glenn Thomas. Their mission was to provide for the emergency needs of local Stafford families in need of food, utility, housing and prescription assistance. These compassionate people knew that there were good people suffering with great need and that Social Services was unable to do but so much to help! More resources needed to be made available to them for their survival, hence, SERVE was born.
SERVE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving Stafford, Virginia.
Tax deductible monetary contributions can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 1357
Stafford, VA 22555
Food donations are welcomed at SERVE at the following times:
Mondays – Thursdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
We extend our open hours 8:00pm
Or call (540) 288-9603 for special delivery options
Donations may be dropped off at:
15 Upton Lane
(near the Stafford County Courthouse)
Off-Site Food Donation Locations:
England Run Library
Giant Stores in Stafford County
Present & Past – Chatham Heights
Board of Directors
Founder and Board of Directors Emeritus
Ms. Jeri Redman