Founded in May of 2000 The Storehouse has worked hard to provide for the residents of our area. We are dealing with a client population with limited resources and skill sets. We are working towards educational aspects of how to help as well as actual food. We distributed 265,000lb of food in 2013. Clients must have a qualifying referral from an agency, pastor, doctor, or school. Persons under 60 are served once a month then referred to an inter-agency budgeting class. This class allows them to receive 6 additional months of service. They are served once or twice a month as they have need for the duration of their lives.
The Storehouse is open Wednesday – Friday from 9am – 2pm. We have a volunteer staff that serves our clients weekly. We have a full calendar of event fundraisers during the year such as Pancake Breakfast, Dine and Donate, 5K Walk/Run, and our annual Golf Tournament. In August we begin preparing for Blessing In Boxes.
We’re proud to have distributed 265,000 pounds of food last year with 2 part-time paid employees and over 50 volunteers. We also provided Christmas presents to 957 children last year (multiple gifts to each child). 2013 saw an 84% efficiency ratio with bulk cost of food $0.18/lb. Our Clothing Closet provides coats and blankets to clients, some of which are homeless and primary use of coats is needed for survival.
We’re a faith-based organization but serve clients based on need with no screening of religion.