Jan 11, 2014

COMMUNITY STOREHOUSE SERVES THOUSANDS IN 2013

Over a decade of service, Community Storehouse has provided programs and services essential to the health and betterment of the community.

Community Storehouse exists to solicit, warehouse, and distribute food to individuals living in impoverished conditions.  Its food pantry focuses on the working poor, disabled, elderly, and otherwise disadvantaged.  In 2013, Community Storehouse served 2,229 families with 10,083 food boxes comprised of perishable and nonperishable groceries. 

The organization reduces food waste by reclaiming food that would otherwise go to our landfills.  Every day Community Storehouse volunteers collect produce, dairy, meat, bakery, and shelf-stable items from local grocers.  Thousands of pounds of high-quality, nutritious food that would otherwise be discarded is rescued and delivered to where it’s needed most. In 2013, Community Storehouse rescued 225,601 pounds of food.

The organization operates the Food for Kids:  School Backpack Program which makes a difference in the lives of impoverished children by providing kids identified by school personnel as being at-risk for hunger, with discrete backpacks, filled with nutritious, child-friendly foods.  This program is designed to meet the needs of children who rely on free school meals as their only - or only reliable - source of food.  This school year, Community Storehouse is serving 585 participants.

Community Storehouse also provides community leadership and education on issues related to food, nutrition, and hunger. 

Apr 27, 2012

Stats: April 2012


  • 992 different families received food boxes, filled with a variety of nutritious foods, from frozen meats, to deli, fresh produce, and shelf-stable foods

    Our food program participants consist of the working poor, the unemployed, disabled, and elderly.

  • 2,832 backpacks benefited over 700 children attending Martinsville & Henry County schools;

    Each child was referred to the program by a teacher, counselor, or school nurse who personally identified the participant as being food insecure.

Save the Date!


Don't forget to place your nonperishable donations by your mailbox on May 12th to help Stamp Out Hunger in our community. 

Your mail carrier will pickup your donations & forward them to a local food bank. 

Martinsville donations benefit Community Storehouse.

Feinstein Challenge



Feinstein Challenge to March Gifts from March 1 to April 30

Donations of cash and food made between March 1 and April 30, 2012 to the Community Storehouse are eligible for the Feinstein Challenge.  During this nationwide challenge, the Feinstein Foundation will provide a partial match for every dollar raised or pound of food donated.

For the 15th consecutive year, $1 million will be divided among hunger-fighting agencies nationwide, including the Community Storehouse.  The Feinstein Foundation was founded by Alan Shawn Feinstein and is dedicated to the alleviation of hunger, the importance of community service in education and the values of caring, compassion and brotherhood.

Oct 6, 2011

First Annual Charity Golf Tournament



Community Storehouse recently held its first annual HOPE charity golf tournament, benefiting the Food for Kids: School Backpack Program.


Food for Kids makes a difference in the lives of impoverished children by providing kids identified by school personnel as being at-risk for hunger with discrete backpacks, filled with nutritious, child-friendly foods. This program is designed to meet the needs of children who rely on free school meals as their only - or only reliable - source of food.


We'd like to thank our team sponsors:


Professional Network Services


JBS Cabling


Martinsville Speedway


Sodexho


Jeffrey Butker


We also wish to thank our hole sponsors:


Osteonex, LLC


David Hudson Construction


Rehab Dynamics


Lee's Tire and Wheel


Martinsville First Savings Bank


Chip Wyatt - State Farm Insurance


American National Bank


Walsh's Chicken & More


Storage Center


Robinson Ventures, LLC


Martinsville Surgical - Dr. O'Neil & Dr. Lentz


Geoff & Sherry Schofield


Special thanks is due to Ben David Jewelers and Ratatouille.


If you see anyone associated with these businesses, please tell them thank you!


Aug 1, 2011

Stuff the Bus - 2011


The 3rd annual Stuff the Bus event, hosted by Community Storehouse - this year, in a partnership with Community Fellowship - concluded at Walmart this weekend with two school busses full of food and school supplies for our community's needy children. The organization also raised over $1,000 in donations. We'd like to thank the Martinsville City Schools bus division, the community for their loyal support, our volunteers, and Walmart for allowing us to host this event!

Jul 27, 2011

Preview our new PSA ...

Community Storehouse is beginning a new video ad campaign.


Preview our first public service announcement ad; the first in a series of six!




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