Our partnerships are diverse, allowing us to provide more than merely food for those in need. God’s Storehouse is proud to partner with Feeding America formerly Second Harvest. God’s Storehouse partners with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office in Chatham, Virginia. Through this partnership, God’s Storehouse provides information about food safety, healthy cooking, and stretching a family’s food dollar. Through a partnership with the Virginia Health Department, God’s Storehouse has provided H1N1 Flu shots to customers free of charge, and a partnership with God’s Pit Crew has provided customers with toiletry items and food donations.
In addition to Hunters for the Hungry God’s Storehouse partners with a number of organizations that help supplement the food supply. The Society of St. Andrew is a field-gleaning ministry of the United Methodist Church that salvages excess produce from local farmers and annually provides thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to God’s Storehouse.
Similarly, many people in the Danville area who grow gardens intentionally overplant and donate bushel baskets of fresh produce to God’s Storehouse. It might not sound like much, but it really adds up when a dozen or more people start donating their homegrown produce, not to mention how much healthier the food is.
Another major food source is the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held by the National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the United States Postal Service. We can expect to receive nearly 30,000 pounds of non-perishable food during our annual Spring Food Drive.
One of our most consistent and reliable forms of support lies in partnerships with local congregations and individual, and corporate donors. Some congregations keep an updated list of food needs and make regular deliveries of non-perishable foods, while other churches make financial donations. Monetary donations are used to purchase food from the foodbank in Salem.
We are truly grateful for the diversity of partnerships, each providing its own form of support. These partnerships make God’s Storehouse possible.