Following recommended guidelines during COVID-19 has been challenging for every community across our country. Many individuals and families are experiencing the financial and emotional impacts of this unprecedented health crisis. This may be the first time many have sought assistance. Help is available.
Hanover residents who have questions or need specific assistance can get help by calling one of four important County phone numbers:
CHICKAHOMINY HEALTH DISTRICT COVID-19 HOTLINE
PUBLIC: 365-3340 / PROVIDER: 365-3341
HANOVER COUNTY COMMUNITY RESOURCES 365-4300
HANOVER COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD– MENTAL HEALTH 365-4222
HANOVER SOCIAL SERVICES 365-4100
Hanover residents that are facing financial challenges are also reminded to apply for food assistance (SNAP), temporary financial assistance (TANF) or health insurance benefits (Medicaid) through Hanover Social Services. For more information on these programs you may call the Social Services Call Center at 1-855-635-4370 or apply on line at www.Commonhelp.Virginia.Gov
Hanover County Government is also participating in a regional food kit distribution program as long as supplies last. For updates, visit the county’s website at www.hanovercounty.gov, subscribe to Hanover Access News on the website or follow Hanover County social media.
The Hanover community is fortunate to have the support of a number of local food pantries that provide food resources to families or individuals who are experiencing financial challenges, not only during the COVID-19 outbreak but all year long. Because of social distancing and other CDC guidelines, some pantries are suspending services. Others have modified their schedules and procedures during this time. Below is a calendar of local pantry operations. Remember to call all pantries to confirm details before visiting.