COVID 19 Update: March 4, 2021

The Storehouse of Collin County remains committed to protecting the health and safety of our neighbors, volunteers and staff. The Storehouse will continue to follow our current Covid-19 safety protocols including mask wearing for all neighbors, volunteers and staff, along with social distancing, frequent hand sanitizing and wearing gloves. Our protocols will remain in effect for the foreseeable future and we will provide updates when our safety protocols change.

As always, thank you for your commitment to the mission of The Storehouse to feed, clothe and care as neighbors in one community.


 

COVID 19: Important Information

As we continue to take every possible precaution against COVID-19, The Storehouse of Collin County has modified our operations across all programs to ensure the health and safety of all our neighbors, volunteers, and team members. 

On this page, you will find the latest information on our policies and processes surrounding COVID-19. 

Last updated: March 4, 2021

Major Considerations for Modified Operations

CDC Recommendation: The Storehouse is following the CDC's counsel to slow the transmission of coronavirus. To learn more about the CDC's counsel click here

Neighbor & Volunteer Safety: The safety of our neighbors and dedicated volunteer base is of utmost importance and considering the evolving information during this period, we are intentionally choosing to take the safest, most prudent approach to protect our volunteers.

Building Closure: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, which houses The Storehouse operations, remains partially closed to the general public. Only church groups who have received prior approval are allowed into the church building throughout the week.

Questions About COVID-19?
If you have any questions about COVID-19, visit the CDC website for more information and frequently asked questions. For more information about developments locally and within the state of Texas, check out the COVID-19 Page on the Texas Department of State Health Services' website.

Do You Need Assistance?

FOOD

Our Seven Loaves Food Pantry will distribute pre-packaged food bags outside. Neighbors are welcome to visit once a week.

Hours: Thursdays, 3:30 - 6:00 P.M. & Saturdays, 8:30 - 11:00 A.M.

In order to receive food, please:

• Complete an intake form in your car before getting in line. 
• Wear a mask. Masks are required to receive service. 
• Maintain social distancing and remain at a safe-distance of 6 feet from other neighbors who are not a part of your household. 

CLOTHING

Joseph's Coat distribution will be by appointment only. Neighbors are welcome to shop for clothing for their families at no cost once every two months. 

During your visit, you will be asked to keep your mask on at all times and to continue practicing social distancing. You can schedule your appointment today via email:

Schedule an Appointment

CARE

Our Director of Project Hope, Jackie Welchman, or a Project Hope team member will be present during all food distributions. If you need additional assistance beyond food and clothing, please let our volunteers know that you would like to speak with a Project Hope team member. 

Each week, we will also be providing additional resources in our community here in Collin County with a resource sheet. If you have any questions about the resources on the document, please ask!

Follow Us for Latest Updates

Please help us spread the word on our food distribution to anyone you know who might be in need during this crisis. Follow us on social media for the latest updates:

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In The News: Our COVID-19 Response

News & Press Releases

Read our March 18 Press Release Here

NBC DFW Article About Our COVID-19 Response

Local Profile Article About Our COVID-19 Response

North Texas Giving Tuesday Now: Thank You

The Storehouse participated in #NorthTexasGivingTuesdayNow 2020 on May 5 to raise funds for our response to COVID-19 and beyond. Thanks to all the generous donors in North Texas, we raised $146,920 towards our mission to "feed, clothe, and care!"

Read our North Texas Giving Tuesday Now Press Release Here

Behind-The-Scenes Videos

 

Behind-The-Scenes with Jeff Morton, Director of Operations

Broadcasted LIVE on Facebook, April 2, 2020, at 1:30 P.M.

Ben and Jeff discuss the changes to our food pantry distribution as a result of COVID-19 and answers questions from our viewers. 

 

Behind-The-Scenes with Jeff Morton, Episode 2: Our Continued Response

Broadcasted LIVE on Facebook, April 16, 2020, at 1:30 P.M.

Ben and Jeff discuss The Storehouse's continued response to the COVID-19 and how you can help by supporting us on North Texas Giving Tuesday Now. 

 

Beyond COVID: The Echo Crisis Ahead

Broadcasted LIVE on Facebook, April 30, at 12:00 P.M. 

Join Candace & Ben as we discuss the emerging echo crisis that will impact our neighbors and how The Storehouse intends to care for our community beyond COVID-19.