Helping Hands Food Bank had outgrown its original location and decided to build a brand-new facility consisting of 1,939 square feet of retail space, 1,048 square feet of office space and 6,513 square feet of warehouse space with a loading dock.
The new retail space is set up like a grocery store to allow clients to “shop” for what they need, which has reduced wait times for participants and allowed the food bank to serve a greater population of those in need. The administrative areas include offices as well as classrooms for job training and financial literacy classes.
This building was constructed of a slab on grade foundation with stick-framed walls, pre-fabricated trusses and T1-11 siding over structural plywood sheeting.
Chad Fisher Construction used all local subcontractors and suppliers for the project, many of whom graciously donated to the project. The project was delivered under budget.