About Us

A member agency of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank network, Highland Food Pantry of Winchester, Virginia serves people in the northern Shenandoah Valley experiencing chronic hunger. Our main activity is the distribution of food to individuals and families in need. We are a United Way partner.


Provide food and other assistance to those in need and engage our community in the fight to end hunger.


Highland Food Pantry envisions ending hunger in the northern Shenandoah Valley.

Statement of Values

Executive Director

Jenny Callis

The Board

Executive Board

Charly Franks, Chair

Jeff Konrady, Vice Chair

Carolyn Athey, Secretary

Mike Thompson, Treasurer


Gary Braswell

Stacey Iden

Vicki Laird

Andy Muzic

Clowe Nicholson

Maggie Oxindine

Leisa Oliva 

Honorary Board Members

Jackie Anderson 

Jim Riley

Why We Do It

History of Highland Food Pantry

The pantry began as a community outreach project of Highland Memorial Presbyterian Church in the late 1980’s to serve the Food Insecure families in the area surrounding the church.  As the need in the community grew, the church continued to support their neighbors and others in need who came from across Winchester and Frederick County and even beyond. The church invited other faith based and community organizations to join them in serving those in need.

In 2012, it became apparent that the need had outgrown the church’s capacity to meet that need.  A task force of volunteers was formed to study the possibilities. In 2013, Highland Food Pantry incorporated as a separate entity and became a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.  Being a legal non-profit made the pantry eligible for funding that was not available to the church. Highland Memorial Presbyterian Church remains one of the pantry’s strongest supporters.  They provide the space in the church basement, provide custodial support, volunteers and on-going financial support.

The Pantry is open on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 for food and limited emergency financial assistance.  In 2014, the Pantry expanded its hours to include evening hours from 6:00 to 7:30 to accommodate clients who have full time day time jobs.


(corner of Highland Ave & Kern St)

446 Highland Avenue

Winchester, VA 22602


(Tuesday only)

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM & 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM