Refrigeration/Freezer Expansion Project Underway
The Superstition Community Food Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 to begin a long-awaited expansion of its Idaho Rd facility. The expansion was spearheaded by former board members Bob Mohle and Georga Humphries in 2019 and is now able to move forward with the awarding of a $100,000 COVID-19 relief grant.
According to Board President Phil Tremonti, “The first phase of the expansion will be the addition of new refrigeration and freezer units that will quadruple our cold storage space. We’ve been maxed out with our cold storage capacity for some time and the food demands brought on by the pandemic have exacerbated the problem. We’ll be applying for additional COVID-19 grants to cover the total projected cost of $182,000. We’ll also be initiating a capital campaign for phase two of the project, which calls for a major addition and improvement to the current building and parking lot area estimated to cost $800,000.”
Local businesses and community members may contribute to the expansion project by visiting www.superstitionfoodbank.org/donate or by contacting Executive Director Myra Garcia at 480-544-5576.
Left to right, Robert Mohle, former SCFB Board President, Myra Garcia, Executive Director and Gary Kloefkorn, SCFB Board Member
Cement floor is poured
Wall construction begins