Organization History

Willing Partners was founded more than 15 years ago in the basement of Bible Baptist Church in Oldtown, VA. Pastor Ted Bartlett and others from his congregation recognized an increasing need in our local communities and set out to answer the call for help. In March of 2003, they moved the organization to our current Galax location in the Kroger/Roses shopping center. At that time, we were feeding 550 households per month. Over the years through the help and support of volunteers, private and corporate donations & grants, we have grown to what we are today feeding almost triple that amount each month. We have grown to be one of the largest USDA food distribution centers in the state of Virginia.

  • May 12, 2012 – Jam Session Food Drive
    7:00 pm, Food Drive
  • August 31, 2012 – Willing Partners' Booth at Labor Day Gun Show & Flea Market
    9:00 am, Flea Market
About Us
Willing Partners, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which hosts a regional food bank twice per week out of our Galax, VA location and has thrift stores in Galax, VA and Independence, VA.