Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. – Galatians 6:10
What is Storehouse at OCC? Storehouse gives away free food to people in crisis. It is for the people of OCC and the people of Redditch. This ministry saves and changes peoples lives!
It’s a store of non-perishable food & household stuff for distribution to those who need some temporary help to get back on their feet. All it takes is a sudden, unexpected event – a bereavement, illness, redundancy or theft – to throw people into a genuine crisis.
Hunger is not just a problem in developing nations. Right now in the developed nation of the UK, right now in Redditch, even right now in Oasis, there are many people living on the edge of poverty and The Storehouse has been able to help many individuals and families who have experienced a crisis of some type.
The Storehouse works in co-ordination with the pastors, smallgroup leaders & our outreach ministries to assist their work in sharing Jesus’ love in practical ways.
We provide local families and individuals with essential food supplies at a time when they need them most, covering the days or sometimes weeks before they can get back on their feet.
But we cannot do this without you; each week when you go shopping, if you buy one & get one free, in thankfulness, please remember His compassion and let the Storehouse have the free one. But better still, why not make your shopping trip a lesson in the art of generosity and buy one or two other non-perishable things for Storehouse, why not ask God as you shop what you should buy? Then bring it to the Sunday morning meeting so we can distribute as needed.
To give you an idea of what we need, below is a “Storehouse Shopping List” but we are sure you can think of lots of other things you would like to receive yourself if you were in need.
• Breakfast Cereal
• Sugar (500g)
• Milk (UHT or Powdered)
• Tinned Spaghetti
• Meat (Tinned)
• Rice Pudding
• Coffee & Tea Bags
• Soup (Tinned)
• Rice (500g)
• Pasta & Pasta Sauce
• Instant Mash
• Pot Noodles
• Tuna / Fish (Tinned)
• Fruit (Tinned)
• Part baked rolls
• Toiletries- toothpaste, deodorant, etc
We also need your prayers! Please remember Storehouse as you meet with God each day and make space at your smallgroup to pray for Storehouse.