Category: Food Bank

Volunteer With Whitehead Storehouse

UK NOW ON LOCKDOWN FROM 20.30 23 March 2020

 This post no longer applies!

Deliveries For People Self Isolating

During the corona virus emergency, Whitehead Storehouse will coordinate volunteers and can act as a central point for arranging deliveries of food and other necessities where necessary, to those who are self isolating and unable to use the local shop delivery services. Local shops have let us know that they will do deliveries. Business names and phone numbers for calling to purchase goods and have them delivered can be found by clicking here.

VOLUNTEERS To Deliver To Those Self Isolating

Although a number of shops have said they will deliver goods to customers, there may still need to be some volunteers to help with this, if the numbers requiring deliveries get too high for the shops to manage. Volunteers who wish to help with deliveries to those who are self isolating or unable to go to the shops to get food, should email Whitehead Storehouse at Whiteheadstorehouse@gmail.com and provide the following information:

  • Name,
  • Contact Details,
  • Availability,
  • Whether you have access to a car and
  • Any particular skills you may have

Food Bank

Whitehead Storehouse is the Food Bank for Whitehead, Islandmagee, Ballycarry and Eden. It will remain available to provide emergency food supplies to disadvantaged people in these areas.

Donations For Food Bank

During the current emergency, the Storehouse will open for one hour  from 7pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 12 noon to 1pm on Saturdays, starting Saturday 21st March 2020, to receive donations for the food bank, which is running low on essentials for those who need emergency food bank supplies. Cash donations can also be accepted. The Storehouse is located at the Pastoral Centre at Lourdes Church, Victoria Avenue, Whitehead. Donations can also be left at the Spar Whitehead and Islandmagee.

Donation Items Needed

  • tinned fruit,
  • creamed rice,
  • long life juices,
  • coffee,
  • sugar,
  • instant pasta,
  • noodles,
  • cup a soup,
  • baby food,
  • pet food,
  • smash
  • tinned veg and
  • cereals.

Food Bank Near Me

Whitehead Storehouse

If you need food urgently and cannot afford to feed yourself or your family, the nearest food bank for people of Whitehead, Islandmagee, Ballycarry and Eden is the Whitehead Storehouse, in Whitehead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Call or text in complete confidence on 0759 6213 763. Or you can email whiteheadstorehouse@gmail.com. You will get a call back or a text or an email within a few hours from one of our volunteers. We may also be able to help with some other needs.

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If you are able to help us with providing food for those in need, you can donate in-date, non-perishable food at any church, the community centre or the Spar shop on Edward Road, Whitehead. Donations also gratefully accepted.

Help Me Information

A new page called HELP ME has been added to the top menu on this website. It contains lists and contact details for other organisations that may be able to help you.

https://www.whiteheadstorehouse.com/Whitehead Storehouse can supply a 3 day emergency food parcel, containing non-perishable foods and may also be able to help with some fresh foodstuffs and occasionally other needs. These other organisations may be able to help with other needs that you might have.

If you want an app for your smartphone, check out the link to Here2Help, an app you can download to your phone that can help you get the help you need..

The HELP ME page contains a link to a leaflet you can download, with information on organisations in the NORTHERN area of Northern Ireland that provide help to people with certain needs, such as mental health, LGBT, bereavement, debt problems, suicide, homelessness and many, many others. The leaflet can be read online or you can download it to your computer and print it out.

There are also pictures of contact details for other organisations available for help. You can read these details online or you can download the pictures to your computer to check out later. Check out the HELP ME page.

If you contact Whitehead Storehouse, our volunteers will also discuss your needs with you in strictest confidence and may be able to help you find other organisations that may be able to help with any other needs you may have.

 

Nearest Food Bank To Me

What Is A Food Bank?

https://www.whiteheadstorehouse.com/Foodbanks are charitable, non-profit organisations that collect food donations and pass them out to those in need of food because they do not have enough money to buy it. There are many food banks available in the UK, providing food and other emergency essentials to people struggling to manage, so that no one goes without food in an emergency. If you are referred to a food bank, or contact your independent food bank, you will get food for at least three days, as well as help to find other places that can help with your long-term needs.

The donations can come from individuals, companies or manufacturers for instance and are collected through schools, local shops, community organisations and also some of the big stores, who provide baskets near their exits for customers to add purchased items to.

How To Get Food From A Food Bank

Independent food banks can provide food immediately you ask. If there are none near you, you will need to get a referral to the local centre for a Trussell Trust food bank from someone like the Citizens Advice Centre or your doctor, a charity or a social worker. They can tell you how to get food from the food bank. The Citizens Advice Centre will probably make an appointment for you with an adviser who can discuss your whole situation, including whether you have any family, your income and needs. If you are eligible for the food bank they will give you a voucher or tell you how to access it.

What Food Will I Get?

Food banks attempt to provide enough nutritionally balanced food to last for three days, as an emergency stop gap. They will try to meet your dietary needs, within the limits of what they have available. Where necessary, they may buy special food. Some individuals or families have difficulty obtaining enough electricity or gas to be able to cook food. (They often have a choice between heating or eating). In these cases, food banks may supply cold packs containing food that can be eaten cold, or kettle packs, containing food that can be prepared with boiled water. These packs may not be nutritionally balanced, however, it is better to have some food, than none.

Food Bank Near Me

In Whitehead, there is an independent food bank available, called the Whitehead Storehouse. This also services Ballycarry, Islandmagee and Eden. There are also local food banks in Carrickfergus and Larne. The nearest food bank to Whitehead is the Whitehead Storehouse, an independent food bank.

How To Donate To A Food Bank

Food bank donations can be made easily in many large stores, which have tubs available near the exits where you can leave non-perishable items which will be collected or delivered to food banks. In many areas, you can leave donated items into the local churches, community centres or schools. In Whitehead, the churches and community centre and the local Spar shop on Edward Road all have collection tubs where you can leave items. You can also donate money. This is used to provide emergency items that are not available in the food bank or to buy items that are in low stock.

Food Bank Volunteer

Most food banks are happy to have volunteers to sort and pack food or work in an administrative capacity. Whitehead Storehouse is happy to use volunteers for a few hours to pack food boxes.

What is A Food Bank

In this country, it is expected that no one will be left to starve, but things can happen.

https://www.whiteheadstorehouse.com/It is said that anyone is only 3 missed paychecks from being on the street. For many people, unexpected events like relationship breakdown, accident, illness, disability or unemployment can mean that someone, or even a whole family is left in poverty or destitute and even with no food. It is distressing for anyone to go hungry and even more when parents cannot feed their children. Knowing where to find an emergency food source is then critical.

What Is A Food Bank

A food bank is a place where food is kept until needed by a person or family in distress. The food is non-perishable (packets and tins) donated by shops or individuals and collected in a number of local places like churches, schools, community centres and donation points in local stores. The collected items are sent to the food bank and sorted by volunteers. When someone needs food, they are pointed in the direction of a food bank by someone, such as a social worker, medical professional or a friend. Usually, they are given a 3 day supply of nutritionally balanced food, to tide them over until they get some money.

Some food banks can provide fresh food and others provide other services such as a listening service for people in crisis.

What Is Non Perishable Food

This is food like tinned soups, beans, pasta, tinned meat, fish, milk, vegetables and fruit, packet cereals, long life milk, tea, coffee, packets of lentils, rice, peas, anything that is in date and that can be stored without a fridge for a long time. These kinds of food are donated at local collection points and sent to the food banks.

Whitehead Food Bank

There is a food bank in Whitehead, county Antrim. It is called the Whitehead Storehouse. You can contact it directly by email or phone.