Storehouse food bank is a project that aims to support families, couples and individuals in short term need of food and toiletries. The service began in 2006 in response to a growing need within our community and since this time we have developed good working relationships with a range of local agencies and services aiming to support the wider community. In April 2010, the food bank opened a referral centre and one year later has fed over 1400 people. Based on these figures it is projected that over a yearly period the service will provide approximately 4,200 meals. People who are in need of our support have found themselves in difficult circumstances often through no fault of their own. They may have been made redundant or have lost work through severe illness. Some service users are attempting to rebuild their life after the breakdown of a marriage or partnership or they could be recovering from a situation of domestic violence.Access to Storehouse is available to people who are referred by a supporting professional such as a teacher, social worker, key worker, minister, or through another agreed referral agency. Provisions can be collected from our referral centre where service users will be provided with three days’ supply of food.
Storehouse food bank is open Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays
10.30 am – 12.30pm
The Storehouse / Yard
c/o The United Church Buildings
24 Church Street