TheStorehouse has been selected among the top 20% of CAFB agencies. We had perfect inspections four years in a row, which no other agency has ever done, and we've remained sustainable.
To reward us they invited us to become retail partners with Wal-Mart and HEB for their Food Recovery Programs. We pick up meat, produce, dairy and other dry grocery products three days a week from Wal-Mart and five days a week from HEB.
In order to be eligible for this "free food", we had to add warehouse space, install a walk-in cooler, buy a pallet jack, and a Tommy lift for our box truck.
The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) also made a grant available to us so we can buy more equipment to make our serving center the best it can be. CAFB will pay 75% of the equipment we select, and we pay 25%. We selected a 3-door-glass front cooler.
The cost is around $4,000. We are responsible for around $900, that has to be paid by July 11th.
When we pay our share, they will order the cooler and have it delivered to our door.