Grove Christian Outreach Center

Serving the community of Grove in James City County with food and clothing for the poor and disadvantaged in the community. Club member Roger Saunders can answer questions about club efforts with Grove Christian Outreach. Please see for more details.

Grove Volunteer Coordinator: Barbara Murray, 757-877-1100. There are various individual volunteer opportunities on Mondays 9-3, Tuesdays 9-6, Wednesdays 9-2, and Fridays 9-2. Check the Club Volunteer Signup page for more opportunities to help.

Our clubs are pleased to support Grove this year with a $7350 grant to fund their Thanksgiving Day Basket program, providing 200 meals to local residents. Our members volunteer many hours to support activities at Grove.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Grove Christian Outreach Center is to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the poor and disadvantaged in the low income Grove community of James City County. Established in February 2000 by Thomas McCormick, long-standing mail carrier for the Grove community, when he acted on a calling from God to help people he met on his daily rounds. The Center has grown to meet the daily needs of the community. There are approximately 1,400 households in Grove with over 3,400 residents. Our goal is to treat each person we serve with dignity and respect and to show the love of Christ while meeting practical, everyday needs.

Grove Service to Their Community in 2018

  • 1,482 Individuals served

  • 435 Families served

  • 235 School back packs distributed

  • 231 School children received new shoes

  • 1,708 Children's Summer lunches served

  • 97% of Grove clients have income at or below 200% of the poverty level.