Community Outreach & SAME

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
1 Peter 4:10

God calls us to live in service to each other.

At Hampton Baptist Church, we believe that every person has a valuable gift to contribute.

No matter your age, your religious affiliation, or your economic status, there is an opportunity for you to join HBC and your Hampton neighbors in love and service.

So All May Eat (SAME) creates an interfaith community by addressing nutritional and physical needs with our neighbors who are without homes or are living in poverty so we might together experience the fullness of God’s love and grace. You can contact someone from the SAME ministry at

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SAME offers Monday programming that includes a hot lunch, toiletries, and a clothing closet. SAME raises awareness about food insecurity in the “food desert” of downtown Hampton. SAME partners with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank each month to provide approximately 100 local households with 50 lbs of groceries.

Volunteer opportunities include preparing food, serving Monday lunches, clean-up, sorting clothing donations, setting up and running the Monday clothing closet, and monthly mobile food pantry set up, bag packing, and delivery. Guests are also able to volunteer.

Night’s Welcome

HBC participates in the winter-long community housing program run by Hampton Ecumenical Lodging and Provisions (H.E.L.P.). Volunteer opportunities include preparing food, serving dinner and breakfast, joining our guests in food and fellowship, hosting evening activities such as football game viewing and bingo, and overnight hall monitor duty. Volunteer opportunities are seasonal; look for information on how to volunteer in the fall.

Missions Programming for All Ages

Our children learn about local and international mission work, and participate in projects through Mission Friends, RAs and GAs on Wednesday nights.

Our youth participate in missions projects throughout the year, including Souper Bowl of Caring, Love Local (757), and more.

Our WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) supports monthly projects, hosts speakers, and organizes our annual World Hunger Dinner.


Cooperative Baptist Fellowship


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HBC is a long-time member of CBF. HBC also supports specific CBF Global Missionaries including Gennady and Mina Podgaisky with the Village of Hope in Kiev, Ukraine. You can indicate that your offerings are for HBC’s general fund including CBF support throughout the year; special offerings for Global Missions typically happen around Christmas and Easter.

Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

The Foodbank

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HBC is a longtime partner agency of the Foodbank. Through partnership with the Foodbank, SAME and our Night’s Welcome program are able to obtain healthy and nutritious food affordably for our guests. HBC provides financial and material support, and beginning in 2020, worked with other downtown Hampton churches to organize recurring “Knock Out Hunger: Food Fight!” food drives.

Hampton Ecumenical Lodging and Provisions


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HELP provides transitional lodging, a day center with laundry, mailing, and computer services, and a low-income medical and dental clinic for uninsured patients. HBC supports HELP financially and through volunteering for the winter shelter program.

THRIVE Peninsula


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THRIVE Peninsula ministers to the physical, economic, educational, emotional and spiritual needs of families on the Peninsula by providing one-time economic assistance (e.g. rent, utilities in unique crisis situations) paired with financial counseling. THRIVE also provides monthly food pantry services. This volunteer-driven coalition helps coordinate community resources with a focus on supporting household sustainability. HBC has been a THRIVE partner since (CONFIRM YEAR).

Baptist General Association of Virginia


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The BGAV is a network of Virginia churches that collaborate resources for missions and ministry. The BGAV provides leadership, coaching, network, and education opportunities for pastoral staff, and provides mission opportunities such as the IMPACT youth missions camps and WMU programming.

Peninsula Baptist Association


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PBA is a local network of 63 Baptist churches on or near the Peninsula. The PBA is dedicated to equipping churches for ministry, and offering opportunities for training, networking, mentoring, and leadership coaching. PBA coordinates resources on missions and ministry projects, and youth/sports camps.

Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center


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PCC is a non-profit counseling and consultation organization that tends to the mental health care needs of our congregation and our community. PCC’s support from local churches subsidizes mental health referrals from the church and provides community assistance for those who might not be able to otherwise afford mental health care.