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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.

CoronaVirus Self Isolating

https://www.whiteheadstorehouse.com/Self Isolation

Some shops in Whitehead and Ballycarry can carry out deliveries to those who are self isolating.

Whitehead Spar Shop

The local Whitehead Spar shop carries out food deliveries for free in Whitehead and has done so for several years. The Whitehead Spar can be contacted on 028 9337 2344.

Foster’s Fruit And Flowers

Foster’s Fruit And Flowers can be contacted on 028 9337 2755 and can deliver fruit, vegetables etc for free within the town of Whitehead, minimum spend £5.

Ballycarry  Day Today

For anyone in Ballycarry the local shop, Day Today can be contacted on 07709814066 for deliveries to your doorstep.

Whitehead Storehouse

As well as acting as the local independent food bank, Whitehead Storehouse can act as a contact for those who may need to self isolate, and who have difficulty using the local shops. If you phone the Storehouse number 0759 621 3763, we can get someone to deliver food or other necessary items to you. When you phone, we can also discuss where any items should be delivered, eg leave them on the doorstep. If you prefer to text us, you can use the same number. Check the contact page if you want to email us.

Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer to help with this effort, you can let us know though the contact page, by emailing, texting or phoning.

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.

www.whiteheadstorehouse.com

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.

 

What Can I Donate To Help

If you want to donate to the Whitehead Storehouse, the following list shows examples of what can be accepted. All items must be non-perishable, Whitehead Storehouse food bank cannot accept fresh food or perishable items such as fresh milk or bread, although these can be provided to individuals / families if necessary but will be purchased at the time by the Storehouse. Some families or individuals have limited access to cooking facilities and so need cold parcels or kettle parcels, to provide at least some food. There is also a need for other, non-food items.

https://www.whiteheadstorehouse.com/Needed At The Moment

coffee

sugar

jam

tinned potatoes

tinned meats

tinned vegetables

desserts, eg, rice, custard and biscuits.

Non Food Items

Sanitary and hygiene products

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.