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.
How to donate!
Collection Bin Availability
- Richmond: Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm
- Barnard Castle: Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm
Alternatively we do have collection bins in various local businesses throughout the area.
How to use StoreHouse
- Richmond: Thursdays, 4pm – 6pm
- Barnard Castle: Fridays, 4pm – 6pm
NB. You are not required to bring any proof of need with you for a first visit.
With the support of local communities and local councils, the Community Shop provides free, essential items for anyone who has been financially affected in any way.
- Richmond: Fridays, 11am – 1pm
- Barnard Castle: Thursdays, 10am – 11am
Providing families with young children essential food for healthy breakfasts. This project is available in Bishop Auckland Campus only.
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, organisations 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!