Preloader Close

About Us

About Oasis Social Ministry

Food is a Human Right!

Oasis Social Ministry is a private, non-profit, charitable organization created over 54 years ago to assist and empower those who face challenges meeting their nutritional and essential needs. We operate a Community Kitchen that serves breakfast and lunch 365 days a year, a ‘Client Choice’ food pantry with an emphasis on healthy nutritional choices, and a ‘Thrifty Boutique’ that offers clothing, shoes, and hygiene essentials, free of charge.

Hunger knows no barriers. The importance of equity for all people, especially those who are homeless or reside in marginalized communities, is at the forefront of who we are as an organization.

Through this work, we know and understand that alleviating food insecurity and hunger provides the necessary support for people to thrive in other areas of their lives, such as Education, Health, Workforce Development, and Housing. All of which are needed to achieve self-sufficiency.

Support Our Cause

Our Mission

At Oasis Social Ministry, the main aim of our charity work in Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Suffolk is to End Hunger—Feed Hope.

Our History

Oasis was established in 1970 by five local Catholic Parishes. Today, it has evolved into a private, non-profit, charitable organization committed to meeting the basic living needs of individuals and families and supporting their efforts of self-reliance and independence.

Our Team

Meet the people behind Oasis Social Ministry. While the Oasis Social Ministry team is predominantly a volunteer organization in Portsmouth, VA, we are also made up of a Board of Directors and staff members.

The Board of Directors

The Staff

Join Our Cause

Oasis Social Ministry offers individuals a number of ways to join our cause. We have several nonprofit volunteer opportunities and occasionally have nonprofit employment opportunities. So, in whatever capacity you can help, we are always looking for it.