Western Tidewater Branch

Western Tidewater Branch

The Foodbank’s Western Tidewater Branch, located at 618 South Street in Franklin, was established to provide enhanced services to the region and target families facing food insecurity in these rural communities. The nearly 17,000-square-foot building houses a fully equipped warehouse featuring walk-in refrigerators and freezers, and dry storage capacity that can accommodate up to 96,000 pounds of dry, shelf-stable foods. The facility also has numerous classrooms and meeting spaces, plus a computer lab to support programs designed to address the root causes of food insecurity.

At the Western Tidewater Branch, we take pride in our 618 Marketplace where individuals can partake in a client-choice shopping experience. Emulating a farmers market-style setting, this space offers dairy, meat, and fresh produce, allowing our neighbors to shop with dignity and choice.

Western tidewater branch
618 Marketplace Schedule
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10:00am-3:00pm
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month from 3:00-6:00pm
  • 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00am-2:00pm

To schedule a shopping appointment, contact us at (757) 641-0682 and leave a detailed message with your call-back phone number. Your call will be answered in the order it was received, so there’s no need to leave multiple messages. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to arrange your appointment.


For more information about the Western Tidewater Branch, contact our

Donor and Community Partnerships Manager at (757) 544-9027 ext. 3001.