I want to address a couple of questions that came to me recently. "If The Storehouse is getting free food from Wal-Mart and HEB, why do you still need my donation?"
Late last year Capital Area Food Bank approached us about becoming a partner with retailers Wal-Mart and HEB to pick food that is ready to go into expiration. This food is virtually free to us, except for the administration and operations. In order for this to happen, the Storehouse had some decisions to make. It would need extra space; walk-in cooler; pallet jack and forklift/lift for truck. After meeting with the Board of Directors and much prayer the decision was made. The target total for this new endeavor was $25,000 for startup costs. The suite next to C-5 came available soon after that and we signed the lease by faith.
A short time later a friend I hadn't seen in over four years called me and said he wanted to meet with me right away. He came to my house and began to tell me his story. He said God told him to help The Storehouse, and he helped us get the new space built out and then gave us a check for $25,000.
It's very important everyone understands that The Storehouse is now able to provide meat, fresh produce, dairy, eggs, and more to hungry families. In past years we considered it a good week if we could give every family one pound of ground beef. Today our families go home with meat enough to make a meal for whatever size their family is, along with fresh fruits and vegetables. We hoped that this free food would be a "wash" replacing what we spent at the Capital Area Food Bank, but we hadn't factored in what is being spent in added space; fuel for the truck; man hours and utilities. The Storehouse picks up an abundance of food every day, and it goes out the next day--just in time inventory, Nothing is wasted.
Let's not forget our mission: The Storehouse provides food for those in need and encouragement through sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ,
We will serve over 1000 families this month. We need still you!!!!! Please donate now.