REACH

Responding to the Assembly Report of December 2007 citing Dungannon and South Tyrone as one of the areas “most likely” to experience child poverty in Northern Ireland we set up "reach" to provide emergency support to families and individuals in need.

"reach" desires to carry on providing this holistic care to the vulnerable people within our community by continuing to offer a variety of support systems, this includes practical, emotional and spiritual support.  In doing so we want to empower each one towards more freedom, hope and fullness of life. "reach" partners with many local agencies such as STEP, Sure Start, De Paul Hostel, Women’s Aid, St Vincent de Paul, and Social Services to name a few.

“Reach” runs weekly on Thursdays from 10am to 1:00pm (except during bank holidays) giving varying support to those in desperate need within our community. Practically we provide food including fresh vegetables and fruit, bread and baked items, non perishable foods such as soup, pasta, rice and cereal. We also provide clothing and small household items.

The service can be accessed from ‘The Storehouse’ (4 Church Lane, Dungannon – entrance via Perry Street Car Park).

REACH - Foodbank volunteer preparing fresh fruit and vegetables for our guests on a Thursday morning.

REACH - Foodbank volunteer preparing fresh fruit and vegetables for our guests on a Thursday morning.

For more information about "reach" or enquire about volunteering, please contact Sharon at our office on 028 8775 2133 or email sharon@vcdgn.co.uk.

Follow the link here to make a donation.

If you are in need then please drop in to the Storehouse during the times stated above where you may access our support services upon completion of an assessment.

If you are an agency and would like to partner with us, we would love to meet with you and explain our support systems. You can either drop in to REACH on a Thursday, e: sharon@vcdgn.co.uk or t: 028 8775 2133.


Drop-in open

Thursday from 10am - 1pm

at THE storehouse - perry st carpark