Article written by Nicholas Preciado, BenitoLink Staff Reporter, originally published 5/25/2018 on BenitoLink.
The Community FoodBank held an open house Friday May 18 to highlight a new choice market model.
Gone are the days of standing in line at the local food bank waiting for a portioned amount of produce. With a new […]Continue Reading →
October 10: Taking shape! New bins arrived at the FoodBank Marketplace recently. It’s almost time to throw open the doors, so stay tuned.
September 19: Community FoodBank’s warehouse racks are coming into place and the adjustable shelving gives us flexibility. Adjusting to differently sized containers that come in, utilizing the ample vertical space we have (a tall ceiling in the warehouse!) and accessing the food containers with a forklift.
Shown above is a set of movable shelves […]Continue Reading →
September 5: Why are we excited to have the first-ever prep and packaging room at Community FoodBank? It’s because — for the first time ever — we can repackage bulk goods into consumer-friendly quantities.
Earlier this year, Community FoodBank received a truckload of frozen, diced potatoes. Great! But they were in 30 and 40 pound […]Continue Reading →
August 24: Local contractor Kelvin Malko and warehouse manager Randall Martin hoist a rack into place for installation in Community FoodBank’s new warehouse area on Thursday.
FoodBank’s complete makeover continues to make its way toward completion, and if the daily phone calls and questions — “is it done yet?” — are any indication, the […]Continue Reading →
August 22: Progress continues as the building’s reception area, market space and offices provide a more welcoming environment for our guests and they provide a more effective space for us to work to serve our guests better!
Lots of healthy food options are coming in and being stored in the brand new coolers and […]Continue Reading →
August 9: Moving in! Slowly but surely the offices are becoming occupied and operational. Cubicles are going up and the conference area is coming together. A whiteboard is featured in the conference room for our volunteer and staff meetings. The rest of the warehouse is coming together and almost ready to go.
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August 2: Believe it or not but the indoor windows that were installed this week weigh 320 lbs each! The whole building is looking cleaner. The cooler is slowly getting filled with donations. It’s completely different from when this project was started and we’re looking forward to seeing how it changes next week!
The Agency […]Continue Reading →
July 27: More progress! Carpet and tile work are finished. Small but important details like fire alarms, motion activated lights, and thermostats have been installed throughout. The restrooms are completely finished and the warehouse with the coolers looks amazing.
Photos by Lisa Robinson Photography
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