who we are
For more than a decade, the Storehouse has devoted its energy to providing food to families in crisis. It's our prayer and hope that this food would not only nourish the physical body, but also provide encouragement during challenging times. We work together to continue the mercy ministry of Jesus; feeding the hungry and providing comfort to the poor. We take a non-threatning approach: a simple prayer or blessing is offered along with an ear to listen. The heart of our mission is to love our neighbors by responding to their request for food, prayer and referral to other services that are needed, with dignity and respect. Our motto is to "love until they ask why."
Meet the staff
Liesl Kershner (left)
Liesl has served the community for 10 years as the Director of Hope Fellowship's Annual Sports camp, and has served at Storehouse since 2002. She has been a board member for over 6 years. In 2017 she became the Director of Storehouse.
Cassie Laney (right)
Admin/ Media/ Marketing
Cassie has been a part of Storehouse since 2014. She currently attends Faith and Victory Church in Auburn.
Meet our board of directors
David holds a Masters of Science in Project Management and a Bachelors of Science in Business Management. He has 30 years of leadership, operations and program/project management experience with the NW's largest aerospace company. He was previously a board member for Vine Maple Place, and then joined the Storehouse board in 2017.
Rob has a BS in Accounting, with a minor in Business Administration. He has been volunteering at the Storehouse since we first began in 1999, and joined the board in 2017. He attends Eastridge Baptist Church in Kent, WA.
Willard retired in 2011 after working for Safeway for over 35 years. He has been volunteering at Storehouse since 2003, and became a member of the board in 2017. He attends Cornerstone United Methodist in Covington.
Gary retired in 2016 after working over 40 years in banking. He has been a board member since 2017 and attends Peace Lutheran Church in Covington.
Debby is a retired corporate executive with a heart and passion for caring for the needs of those in the Covington community. She regularly volunteers at the Storehouse and is active in other non-profit organizations.
Ministries We Serve
Apart from our families, we also have the privilege of serving several ministries (listed below) that are rehabilitation homes, programs to help the homeless, and community meals.
Kent Union Gospel Mission
Monday Night Supper
Pictured (left) is Praisealujah helping at our annual Back to School BBQ
Every year seeds and supplies are donated by Home Depot and Bonnie Plants. Faithful volunteers till, plant, weed and harvest, providing fresh fruits and vegetables for our families. It's a service that bonds our community, and this labor of love can always use more volunteers!
US Food Services
Covington US Post Office
(Through the Post Office Food Drive)
The Storehouse receives food from many supporting stores. Every week we receive 6-10 thousand pounds of food. Volunteers pick it up, weigh it, and then it's distributed on Friday and Saturday.
Covington Kiwanis Club
Red Canoe Credit Union
Boeing & Microsoft
(Through matching donations)