Things are changing daily as we all conform to deal with COVID-19, but our responsibility to the community remains unchanged.  Your support means we can continue to be flexible and respond in ways that make sense in Southwestern Virginia.

Help us take advantage of an amazing opportunity of MATCHING FUNDS!  

A generous donor has offered a community challenge:  for every dollar we raise, they will match a dollar up to $10,000.  Meeting that goal would mean $20,000 we can utilize to be agile at a time when it’s needed most.  


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.  

We know 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 usually salvages an average of thirty thousand pounds of food per month. During the ‘run on the grocers’ that program has experienced interruptions.  

Our 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 is the biggest funder of the social services we provide. It has been temporarily closed by the Governor's 'stay at home' order.  Our staff have been furloughed and we've lost approximately $12,800 in funding due to this closure, alone.  (Updated 4/2/20) 

We anticipate a hike in need for our food services, given the mass layoffs and uncertainties going forward.  Now's the time we need your help more than ever.  


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COVID-19 Response Fund

by Community Storehouse


Things are changing daily as we all conform to deal with COVID-19, but our responsibility to the community remains unchanged.  Your support means we can continue to be flexible and respond in ways that make sense in Southwestern Virginia.

Help us take advantage of an amazing opportunity of MATCHING FUNDS!  

A generous donor has offered a community challenge:  for every dollar we raise, they will match a dollar up to $10,000.  Meeting that goal would mean $20,000 we can utilize to be agile at a time when it’s needed most.  


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.  

We know 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 usually salvages an average of thirty thousand pounds of food per month. During the ‘run on the grocers’ that program has experienced interruptions.  

Our 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 is the biggest funder of the social services we provide. It has been temporarily closed by the Governor's 'stay at home' order.  Our staff have been furloughed and we've lost approximately $12,800 in funding due to this closure, alone.  (Updated 4/2/20) 

We anticipate a hike in need for our food services, given the mass layoffs and uncertainties going forward.  Now's the time we need your help more than ever.