StoreHouse is a project created by Influence Church to help meet the needs in our communities and offer support in an even greater way.
StoreHouse is designed to help meet the needs of our wider community through providing emergency food supplies to those who, through whatever circumstances, are not able to provide adequately for themselves or their immediate family. Through a ‘food bank’ style scheme, StoreHouse will help meet needs caused by rising food prices and increased poverty.
We have also linked with other support agencies in our area that are able to refer ‘clients’ they are already working with to be able to benefit from this project.
The Journey so far
StoreHouse has now been in operation in Richmond since November 2012. In this time, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community.
In Richmond as well as the money raised from Influence Church members to undertake the building work, local funding has been received from the Co-op Community fund, Yorkshire Building Society via Critchley Hall Solicitors. The former Mayor of Richmond, Counsellor Stuart Parsons, has also supported the project and has helped raise funds, donations and awareness for StoreHouse. In the first two years of the StoreHouse project being available to the public, we have given away an estimated 32,000 meals to clients.
We have continued to receive funds and donations from many churches, schools, organizations and individuals who see the importance of this project. All these donations help to keep StoreHouse well stocked as the need in the area is becoming more apparent.
In November 2014 we launched a second StoreHouse in Barnard Castle from our community base in the town.
We’d like to thanks all those who have supported this project and continue to do so. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
How you can help!
If you would like to donate any food to this project we would be more than happy to receive your support. Donations can be dropped off at either Influence Church location.
- Richmond: Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm
- Barnard Castle: Thursday to Friday, 12pm – 5pm
Below is a list of the food items we collect.
How to use StoreHouse
If you would like to access StoreHouse, or know someone else who is in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to visit us. Listed elow are the times we are open.
- Richmond: Thursdays, 4pm – 6pm
- Barnard Castle: Fridays, 3pm – 5pm
NB. You are not required to bring any proof of need with you for a first visit.
If you would like more information on StoreHouse, or be kept up to date on what is happening, please check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/storehouse.foodbank
Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org