• Information on DMV reopening is linked here.
  • Effective Tuesday, March 17, ALL local social security offices ( are CLOSED to the public for in-person service! However, local offices will focus on specific critical workloads ONLY and will direct the public to access for transactions that can be conducted online. To contact the local office servicing Powhatan via telephone dial, 1-877-773-7231. Or contact the national number at 1-800-772-1213 if you had a previously scheduled appointment or need other assistance.
  • Powhatan Health Dept. is OPEN! However, any calls related to COVID-19 should be made to 804-717-6440
  • ALL Powhatan County public offices are OPEN but with LIMITED services. Call offices to verify what is available as some transactions can be completed over the phone
  • Powhatan County Public Library is CLOSED through March 28th. Guest wifi is accessible 24/7 as well as eResources


  • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.
  • Powhatan County is providing free, 24/7 WiFi access to the public at several locations. The network Powhatan_guest is accessible in the parking lots of the Powhatan County Library (2270 Mann Rd), Administration Building (3834 Old Buckingham Rd) and Village Building (3910 Old Buckingham Rd). It is also available from the Courthouse (3880 Old Buckingham Rd), but parking near the building is limited
  • COVID-19 Information Hotline, available 24/7 at 804-628-7425 (staffed by the Virginia Poison Center).
    • Poisoning exposures contact 1-800-222-1222

Food Access

  • Pandemic-EBT Program: Powhatan County Schools is participating in the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program as part of a food assistance program. The Virginia P-EBT Card will have food assistance benefits on it that can be used for food items anywhere Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are accepted. You did not apply for these benefits, but you have a student or students in your household who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at their school. Because they are not in school right now, Virginia can give you these P-EBT food benefits for use. You will receive a Virginia P-EBT Card in the mail in the next 30 to 45 days. If your child already receives SNAP benefits the P-EBT benefits will be loaded onto your SNAP card. If you have questions regarding the P-EBT program please visit the Powhatan County Schools website to view the posted Pandemic-EBT flyer or the FAQ for Household.  More information available in PDF attachments linked here: P-EBT CLIENT Flyer VA PDF  P-EBT - FAQs for Households-and-Recipients PDF 
  • Passion Community Church (PCC) Food Pantry. PCC is located at 4480 Anderson Hwy. - OPEN Tues. and Thurs. 4pm - 7pm and on Sundays from 3pm - 5pm
    There are NO pre-qualifications or income restrictions at this time and this is being offered as a CURBSIDE service ONLY
  • Sheetz Kidz Meal Bagz. The Sheetz at 4201 Anderson Hwy (next to the Post Office) is offering children a free turkey sandwich lunch while supplies last. Families should ask an employee how to register.
  • Text FOOD or COMIDA to 877877 for information on food access sites near you. 
  • Powhatan County Ride Assist Services (link to the Facebook group here). Seniors can call 804-698-0438 to have groceries delivered to their door
  • Feeding Powhatan is offering pre-packed breakfast & lunches on Wednesdays from 1 pm - 5 pm. First-time registrants should register through the Google form linked here, be sure to bring picture ID & 1 paystub or 2019 tax document.  Feeding Powhatan is located at 2408 New Dorset Cir. 804-303-6431. This is information was updated on 4/2/20.
    Following initial registration check their Facebook page to check-in for your items each week. Checking in online ensures that your items are ready to go when you come to the food pantry.   
  • Powhatan Food Pantry - OPEN Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 10 am-12 pm (Thursdays 5 pm-7 pm). 2500 Batterson Rd. 804-372-9526
    • This pantry receives food through the Central VA FoodBank & has onsite registration that also requires income reporting

Donations/Volunteer Opportunities

  • Backpacks of Love 3035 Lower Hill Road, Powhatan. Donations of money may be made through this link
    • Peanut butter (16 oz.), ramen noodles, pop tarts, fruit cups, pudding cups, nabs/crackers, individual/snack bags of chips/Goldfish, Vienna sausages, canned ravioli, canned tuna fish
    • Bottled water
  • This information updated 4/2/20 - Feeding Powhatan Food Pantry 2408 New Dorset Cir. Donation drop off is available Wednesdays from 10 am - 4 pm 

Grocery/Retail Information

  • Target ALL stores close at 9pm. EACH Wednesday the 1st hour is for “vulnerable guest” (elderly shoppers & those with underlying health concerns)
  • Kohl's stores nationwide will close at 7:00 PM March 19 through at least April 1. Online ordering is still available. Curbside order pick-up is now offered - more information is linked here.
  • Dollar General 1st hour for senior shoppers ONLY & stores closing 1 hour early
  • Walmart ALL stores are now open 7 am - 8:30 pm. From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers 60 and older, which will start one hour before stores open.
  • Kroger 7am - 10pm
  • Publix ALL stores close at 8pm
  • ALDI - Temporary closures & limited hours (varies by location)