Two loading docks and an additional 8,000 sq. ft. were added to Midwest Food Bank Georgia's 34,000 sq. ft. distribution center. With the work completed, we held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their expansion on Friday, March 31, at 8:30 am. Over 100 people attended the event, including Peachtree City Mayor, Vanessa Fleisch, Fayetteville Mayor, Ed Johnson, and Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Carlotta Ungaro. That evening, a dinner was held, celebrating Faith, Family and Feeding the Hungry.
South-Tree Enterprises, Inc. was our General Contractor, they did a great job. Throughout the entire process from design and throughout construction, they had our best interest at heart.
Midwest Food Bank Georgia currently provides food for 292 non-profit organizations from 44 counties in 4 states. The expansion will allow MFB to begin serving some of the 48 agencies on the waiting list for services. Food given away from this facility in 2016 totaled more than $12 million.
“Our goal when we broke ground was to continue to be debt-free, but we didn't quite make it,” says Will Garner, Executive Director. “I know the remaining funding will come; God is faithful and so is this community. I'm used to saying, 'Look what God has done,' but it should be, 'Look what God is doing.'"