Emergency Response Fund

We are the "run to the grocery store" for thousands of families in Southside. 

As the situation unfolds locally, we realize that families who already face food insecurity will be the most susceptible to the virus itself and surrounding issues such as school closures and job disruptions. 

For several weeks we have been actively developing an emergency response plan.  We anticipate that sourcing food and other products through our normal channels will become more difficult with the spread of the virus. The Virginia school closure presents a unique — and costly — challenge to our backpack program network.  


Bold Actions We're Taking

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Storehouse is temporarily suspending some guidelines associated with the food services we provide to residents of Southside and are scheduling special distribution events to meet the need in MHC.  

We are converting to an outdoor client-choice pantry and will host special hours exclusively for senior citizens.  

Being a stopgap agency, we feel it is paramount we step up to meet the challenges the coronavirus has already presented locally to displaced workers and individuals who lack the resources to acquire basic needs in uncharted territory. And stand ready to meet whatever is to come.   

We will continue to reinvent the way we help as the global and national projections hit home in MHC.  


Why We Need Your Help

Our Food Rescue Program (http://www.storehousemhc.com/food-rescue) usually salvages an average of thirty thousand pounds of food per month. During the ‘run on the grocers’ that program has ground to a halt.  

Our Backpack Program (http://www.storehousemhc.com/backpack-program) has been affected by the longterm school closures. We are working to coordinate with schools to get bags out to the families who depend on them, but this will likely be an expensive change to an already expensive initiative.  

Our Thrift Store (http://www.storehousemhc.com/shop) is the biggest funder of the social services we provide. It has been temporarily closed to assist in flattening the curve of the virus’ impact. And because 98% of those who help keep our store stocked are over the impacted demographic of 65+ people. * Right now we have agency employees signing up for unemployment insurance. *


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COVID-19 Response Fund

by Community Storehouse


Emergency Response Fund

We are the "run to the grocery store" for thousands of families in Southside. 

As the situation unfolds locally, we realize that families who already face food insecurity will be the most susceptible to the virus itself and surrounding issues such as school closures and job disruptions. 

For several weeks we have been actively developing an emergency response plan.  We anticipate that sourcing food and other products through our normal channels will become more difficult with the spread of the virus. The Virginia school closure presents a unique — and costly — challenge to our backpack program network.  


Bold Actions We're Taking

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Storehouse is temporarily suspending some guidelines associated with the food services we provide to residents of Southside and are scheduling special distribution events to meet the need in MHC.  

We are converting to an outdoor client-choice pantry and will host special hours exclusively for senior citizens.  

Being a stopgap agency, we feel it is paramount we step up to meet the challenges the coronavirus has already presented locally to displaced workers and individuals who lack the resources to acquire basic needs in uncharted territory. And stand ready to meet whatever is to come.   

We will continue to reinvent the way we help as the global and national projections hit home in MHC.  


Why We Need Your Help

Our Food Rescue Program (http://www.storehousemhc.com/food-rescue) usually salvages an average of thirty thousand pounds of food per month. During the ‘run on the grocers’ that program has ground to a halt.  

Our Backpack Program (http://www.storehousemhc.com/backpack-program) has been affected by the longterm school closures. We are working to coordinate with schools to get bags out to the families who depend on them, but this will likely be an expensive change to an already expensive initiative.  

Our Thrift Store (http://www.storehousemhc.com/shop) is the biggest funder of the social services we provide. It has been temporarily closed to assist in flattening the curve of the virus’ impact. And because 98% of those who help keep our store stocked are over the impacted demographic of 65+ people. * Right now we have agency employees signing up for unemployment insurance. *