Thursday, 19 January 2012

Storehouse Update
In December 139 bags of food were distributed. As the office was closed for one week over the Christmas/New Year period this proved to be the busiest month of the year. This resulted from requests from 15 different agencies and 6 non-agency requests. The total number of bags given out in 2011 was 1370, compared with 985 bags in 2010. This represented a 39% increase. The need to provide emergency food and toiletries for those in need seems to be increasing.

We recently received an encouraging comment from one of the volunteers at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau to say how much the work of Storehouse is greatly valued in Bury St Edmunds. He specifically said that in a difficult financial climate it is so good that we are “giving out” rather than “holding onto” what we have. Comments such as this are so encouraging as we seek to share God’s love with others.

We say “good bye” and “thank you” to Christine Smith who is moving on from the Storehouse Team. There are currently one or two spaces to fill on the Storehouse Team, so if you reading this and want to get involved please contact us via the office.

The food cupboards are currently low on the following items:
• Cereals
• UHT Milk
• Tea (individually foil packs)
• Fish
• Pot Noodles
• Tinned meat
• Tinned vegetables
• Tinned potatoes
• Tinned desserts

One again thank you to all those who support the work of Storehouse. As you bless others may you know God’s blessing in your lives.
Andrew and Mary Soman

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