The Store in Pitt Lane has been helping people in poverty in Bideford for 10 years.

Bideford’s The Store project is celebrating a decade helping the homeless in the town.

The Store, based in Pitt Lane in the former old telecom depot, is operated solely by volunteers.

It became a registered charity in 2005, intially founded by the Torridge Poverty Action Group.

Manager Joe Buckingham, assisted by Pauline Ravenscroft and Steve Toms of ‘The Storehouse Church’ provide around 70 free emergency food bags every week.

The project also provides free furniture, goods, removals and other services to those in need.

Since the charities Harbour Bideford and Northern Devon Foodbank began, Store has focuessed mainly on providing household goods and furniture.

Mr Buckingham said: “Clients can be referred to The Store via a wide range of agencies or can contact the warehouse directly for assistance.”

The charity is always in need of donations of furniture, household goods, non-perishable food items, tents and sleeping bags.

The warehouse is open for deliveries on Tuesdays from 11am-12pm.

Call The Store on 07936 571054 between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.