We are seeking funding to aide in construction costs of a new food bank and distribution facility, a terminal warehouse, and a food storage building. The current facility has a grossly inadequate dry storage, freezer and refrigeration capacity. The Distribution Center would significantly increase food safety as well as our storage capacity and allow for an efficient food transportation hub in the center of the five-county area. Our Moses Lake Food Bank is a Distribution center that provides food to 33 food pantries in five counties. We distribute food in Grandview, Yakima, Sunnyside, Othello, Ritzville, Benton City, Kennewick, Richland, Ephrata, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Quincy, Royal City, Soap Lake, Davenport, Grand Coulee, Harrington, Sprague and 15 other towns in Central Washington. Completion of the Distribution Center would allow CSML to take full advantage of food sources by providing sufficient capacity for storage of donated food.
CSML has received a donation of a centralized parcel of commercial property and a direct appropriation in Washington's capital budget to assist in the project.
This project will increase efficiency in food safety, collection, warehousing and distribution. The project will improve distribution of nutritional emergency and supplemental food to low-income families, and homeless persons located in central Washington, improving the health and welfare of our at-risk populations.
It is our hope that this project can be fully funded through private sources. Currently we have a shortfall of approximately $300,000 to complete our $2.8 million project. We are asking for donations to complete this meaningful project.