The building is now just over 23,500 square feet. Utilizing reserve monies and assuming a mortgage, the food bank took a leap of faith to ensure the rescue of more nationally and regionally donated food for
the people of NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin.
“Our expansion couldn’t have happened at a better time,” said Shaye Moris, the food bank’s executive director. “We have seen a 28% increase at area food shelves and through our own direct service programs. Demand is high and we’re rescuing 14% more food this year thanks to our expanded facility.”