Thursday, 16 August 2007

Requests update...

In the last week Storehouse has given out around 15 food bags, and now the cupboards are looking quite bare. We therefore desperately need any in-date, non-perishable food or toiletries that you are able to give to us. If it's helpful, here's a list:
  • tinned meat and fish etc
  • tinned vegetables, tomatoes, baked beans etc
  • instant mashed potato
  • pasta, rice and pasta sauces
  • tinned fruit and other non-perishable desserts
  • long-life milk, small bags of sugar
  • all sorts of toiletries

Thank you

New Arrival

Back in May, we posted a request for various items of baby equipment for an expectant mum. Through your kindness and generosity, we were able to provide various baby toys, clothes, a Moses basket, a brand new cot and some other items. You will be pleased to hear that the mum gave birth to a healthy 6lb 9oz baby boy on Saturday 11th August, and both of them are doing well. We'll update this post as soon as we know the name!

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Sponsored half marathon

On 30th September, Colin Younge (from West Suffolk Vineyard Church) will be taking part in the Felixstowe Half Marathon and in doing so is looking to raise money for Storehouse. We really appreciate this from Colin and if you would like to sponsor him please speak to him when you next see him or, if you can't get to speak to him, please feel free to drop any donations (clearly marked for Colin's sponsored run) in at the Vineyard Centre or to anyone on the Storehouse Team. Colin will be going away on 1st September and leaves for University the day after the race, so you will need to catch him while you have the chance. Thank you so much Colin.

Stats/requests update

In July we received 38 food bag requests, resulting in 50 bags of food being given away via 9 different agencies plus non agency requests. We have received quite a few requests for for food bags for people with no cooking facilities. This might be because the person is homeless, but we also had at least one request for someone who had no electricity. We are limited in the kind of food that we can give to people who have no access to cooking facilities, so we always welcome tins/packets of food that can be eaten without heating. At the moment we are also short of the following:

  • Tinned mixed veg, tomatoes and baked beans;
  • Instant mash;
  • Pasta sauce;
  • Small bags of sugar;
  • Toothpaste & brushes, deodorants, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner.

Thank you for all your donations; week in and week out they continue to make a difference.