This Saturday 5 November, anyone in the Larne and surrounding areas are very welcome to Millbrook Community Centre, just off the first roundabout into Larne, to pick up any winter coats,hats,scarves and gloves they or their children/dependents could do with this winter. There is also a selection of gifts and preloved toys free to good homes, that could be used as potential Christmas presents.
We know this Winter will be difficult for many, even if in employment. This is not means tested in any way. People are free to browse and fill a bag/s at their leisure, and have a cup of tea and coffee for as long as they want in the heat. We will be open from 10.30am to 3pm.
This is being run by Millbrook Church of the Nazarene and Millbrook Community Centre, in association with the ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) Winter Coat Project.
The Methodist Church, Whitehead, Minister, Stephen Woods, held its harvest festival service on Sunday 25 September 2022, with all donations going to Whitehead Storehouse. The congregation and visitors provided a fantastic response to the call for non-perishable food to help those who would otherwise go hungry this winter. The pictures below show the amazing contributions that were transported to Whitehead Storehouse.
These will all be used to help those at economic disadvantage in the Whitehead area.
Many thanks to all those who donated or helped in any way.
More bags of food have since been received from Whitehead Methodist Church plus a very generous financial donation from a member of the Church, plus an offer of white goods.
Many thanks for the additional help. It will all be put to good use.
Lockdown Financial Difficulties
Many people in Whitehead, Ballycarry and Islandmagee are struggling to make ends meet because of the current lockdown. If you are in this position, please contact Whitehead Storehouse on 07596 213 763 or email email@example.com. We will be able to order extra food for distribution over the next couple of months. This will be completely confidential so please do get in touch.
We also have some Keepwarm packs with blankets, fleeces, thermals, etc. If you feel you would benefit from one, again please contact us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.