CAFB explains why the new facility:
Because hunger in this region is increasing dramatically, and our former facility lacked the space and technology required to meet the growing need. Though many of our partner agencies are seeing increases of up to 200 percent in the numbers of people who come through their doors, the Capital Area Food Bank was forced to turn away millions of pounds of donated food each year due to a lack of storage capacity.
A bigger facility means that we can distribute a higher quantity and quality of food. It also means we can expand our nutrition education and outreach programs, which address the root causes of hunger.