🦃 SERVE will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 28. We will reopen Monday , November 29 under our regular hours of operations. 🦃


Stafford Emergency Relief through Volunteer Efforts
Our Mission: To encourage individuals and groups to work together to alleviate local human suffering by meeting the emergency needs of children, individuals, and families who are experiencing financial crisis, and to promote programs to help individuals become more self-sufficient.
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.

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.

Take Action!

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
and the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10 am- 12 pm
Or call (540) 288-9603 for special delivery options

Donations may be dropped off at:
15 Upton Lane
Stafford, VA
(near the Stafford County Courthouse)

Off-Site Food Donation Locations:
Porter Library
England Run Library
Giant Stores in Stafford County
Present & Past – Chatham Heights

Board of Directors

Crystal Harmon

1st Vice President

2nd Vice President
Ady Fisher

Lisa Haas

Dominique Bee

Todd Eichberg
LaRhonda Gabriel
Rene Laws
Scott Uchytil
Mike Vrabel

Our Staff

Brian Gillespie
Executive Director

Zachary Ramos
Pantry Manager

Mike Chergosky
Intake Manager

Rebekah Roller
Volunteer and Events Coordinator

Office Manager
No longer taking applications