Emmaus has joined with the Poquoson Food Bank to provide cleaning products and hygiene items at the monthly food distributions.  Each month a select group of items selected from laundry detergent, dish detergent, paper towels, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and similar products will be distributed.  

Usually, the 4th Tuesday of each month unless there is a holiday. 

The distribution times are 10 am – noon at 830 Poquoson Avenue, the Parks and Rec Building.   

The schedule for 2022 is:

  • February 22   (initial distribution)
  • March 22    (Note:  5  Tuesdays in March)
  • April 26
  • May 24       (Note: 5  Tuesdays in May)
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • Aug 23      (Note:  5  Tuesdays in August)
  • Sept 27
  • Oct 25
  • Nov 15  (3rd Tues)
  • Dec 20 (3rd Tues)

Anyone who is registered with the Poquoson Food Bank to receive their monthly food distribution will be eligible for a distribution from SHINE.   

New registrations are done at the first stop in the drive thru on the day of the monthly distribution.  Eligibility is based on income and if receiving other government services such as SNAP.  

The Poquoson Food Bank serves Poquoson and surrounding areas of York County.

Each month a different selection of several items will be provided in a Shine bag at a distribution table located just past the Food Bank distribution area.  Items such as laundry detergent, dish detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, toothpaste, soap and other cleaning or hygiene items will be made available on a rotating basis.

No, the distribution for the Poquoson Food Bank is a drive thru and recipients do not exit their vehicles.

The first stop is registration, the second stop is the food distribution, and the third stop is SHINE.  Only recipients of the Poquoson Food Bank’s monthly distribution may receive the SHINE package.

Donate to Emmaus Baptist Church, either by check or through online giving (ebcmin.com/give) and designate as Community Evangelism (or Shine).  

DECEMBER collection:   
Stocking stuffers of hygiene products such as, shampoo and conditioner, lotion, body wash, toothpaste, razors, shaving gel

Collected each month: 
1) Laundry Detergent, especially Tide,  liquid or pods, in 2 sizes, 50 – 75 loads and 100 loads or more;
2)  Paper towels (Bounty or similar)
3)  Toilet tissue, individually wrapped rolls or 6 packs
4)  Clorox disinfecting wipes
5) Kleenex tissues
6) Dawn dishwashing detergent
7) Kitchen trash bags 
8)  Hand soap dispensers 
9)  Bars of soap (Dove or similar)

Volunteers are needed at several times throughout the month to collect and package items, set up tables and a tent on distribution day, move items from the church to the distribution site, shop for sales, and talk to other community organizations about SHINE.  Individuals and groups are welcome. 

Groups and individual donors may sponsor a particular item for a monthly distribution such as toothbrushes or shampoo, or may want to add a special item to create a kit for Men or Ladies or Seniors.  Contact us with your ideas by calling the church office 757-868-9215 or email emmaus@ebcmin.com.  Together let’s SHINE!!