At Community Storehouse in Keller, which provides food and basic necessities for low-income individuals, the organization is seeing an influx of residents who were living paycheck to paycheck. As businesses are forced to close due to stay-at-home orders in Tarrant and Denton counties, residents are seeking nonprofit assistance for the first time, Community Storehouse Executive Director Barbara Board said.
“For folks that have never had to come to us, it is a whole new world for them," she said. "And it is a new world for us.”
According to Board, the recent stay-at-home orders have forced staff to voluntarily cut working days, but the storehouse is still accepting donations, which act as a primary income source. Classified as an essential business, the storehouse will continue feeding low-income individuals, she said.
“The staff and I are doing everything in our power to keep this nonprofit open and able to distribute the amount of food and supplies that we need to and that the general public is calling on us to,” Board said.
Community Storehouse is accepting food and toiletry donations at Community Storehouse Upscale Resale, 309 N. Main St., Keller, every Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sundays from noon-5 p.m.
Items accepted include cereal, granola bars, canned fruit, pasta, tuna or chicken, mac and cheese, ramen noodles, rice, dry pinto beans, raisins, trail mix, toothpaste, shampoo, detergent and other basic necessities.
Monetary donations to Community Storehouse can be made here.
Families seeking assistance during the coronavirus outbreak can receive emergency food assistance at the Community Storehouse food pantry, 12001 Katy Road, Fort Worth, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.