What is Storehouse?
“Recently I have became homeless and it has been a struggle without a form of income. Thanks to you and many others, I received a food parcel and some toiletries. These have been a great help and I am forever thankful to those who donate to help homeless people”
Young man in Cupar
Storehouse is a very simple and effective way to express Gods love to the most vulnerable people in our community. We give bags of food and toiletries to individuals or families who are in crisis and are unable to provide for themselves.
They may have lost their job, had a family split up, be the victims of domestic violence, or had their benefits delayed or suspended. In desperate times we are able to meet their immediate need for food and extend Gods kindness to them.
What can I give?
The shopping list includes non-perishable food, household items and toiletries, and we hope you will get into the habit of adding one item to your shopping list each week. With food items please choose things that are easy and quick to cook with the minimum of preparation.
LOW STOCK: Pasta and stir-in sauces, instant mash or tinned potatoes, breakfast cereal, cereal bars, long-life milk, cleaning materials (June-July 2013)
Breakfast: cereals, UHT milk, small jars of coffee, foil packs of teabags, cereal bars
Lunches: pot noodles, packet soup, crisps, jams/spreads, biscuits/snack bars, small long life drinks
Meals: tinned meat/ fish, tinned meat in sauce/gravy, tinned vegetables, dried rice/pasta, dried packet meals, tinned/ long life puddings, tinned fruit
Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, soap, sanitary towels/tampons, deodorant, baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby bath
Household: soap powder, toilet roll (smaller packs), washing up liquid, cleaning products, cloths
“The regular donations of food bags do make a real difference in the lives of the children and families we work with.” Families First
We ask that you buy good quality brands (not Value brand) because we want to demonstrate to these people that God values them highly, and raise their self-esteem by giving them nice things.
You will find a donation box in each church listed below; in Kingdom Vineyard this is in the foyer beside the Storehouse noticeboard. The team of 15 volunteers from The Kingdom Vineyard collect the donated food and pack it into about 40 food parcels each month.
Each food parcel will normally contain supplies for 2-3 days food, including items for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a few toiletries and household items, depending on what has been donated.
Who is involved?
We partner with eight other churches in the North East Fife area who donate food on a regular basis:
At the moment we distribute the bags through local organisations:
We are very excited to be working alongside other churches and are keen to expand further to meet the needs of this beautiful area of Fife. God is working through the little donations we make to express His concern for those who are struggling.
For more information on how to get involved, either as an individual or to join with us as a partner, contact Rebecca at email@example.com