NeighborImpact held a groundbreaking in Redmond Friday for a new food bank warehouse to replace its current, 30-year-old warehouse.
The food bank stores and distributes nearly 4 million pounds of food each year around Central Oregon.
The nonprofit has secured almost enough money for a more than 10,000-square-foot warehouse, but they’ve got a little further to go.
“The warehouse expansion has been a dream of ours and in planning phase for the last two years so we have just a little over $200,000 left to raise out of a $5 million project. So it’s enough to begin our groundbreaking,” said Carly Sanders, Food Program Director for NeighborImpact.
The new warehouse will be able to store around 173,000 more pounds of food at any given time.
They expect construction to be complete by June 2024.
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