Construction to Begin on Added Space for Food Bank Facility
A groundbreaking event is scheduled today (January 19) at 3 p.m. at Harvest Regional Food Bank Warehouse located at 3120 E. 19th Street.
The purpose of the event is to officially announce that construction will begin on an addition to their warehouse and facility which will allow the food bank to provide more hunger relief to families in need.
Thanks to the generous support of the Mackenzie Scott Foundation, Feeding America, and other generous donors, the additional space will include a multi-purpose education room and commercial kitchen, which will allow for cooking and wellness classes, and increase the food banks capacity to prepare meals for summer and after-school feeding programs.
“This new multipurpose space will allow us to address hunger in new ways and create long-term solutions to food insecurity.” According to Camille Coker Wrinkle, Harvest Regional Food Bank Chief Executive Officer.
Coker went on to say," The additional commercial kitchen will also allow us to increase our summer and after-school feeding sites, which are much needed in a region where one in four children is considered food insecure."
Remember there is always a need for volunteers to help pack food boxes, help with mobile pantries distribution, or special events. Please call 870-774-1398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to become a volunteer. It always feels good when you help someone in need and give back to our community.