Odessa West Texas Food Bank satisfies 61,000-SF appetiteOdessa West Texas Food Bank satisfies 61,000-SF appetitehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=118772016-01-27T06:00:00Z2016-01-27T17:00:00Z

​ODESSA - Spending nearly 30 years at its previous location, the West Texas Food Bank (WTFB) has settled into to its new two-story facility.

The $9 million structure is located at 411 South Pagewood Ave. The new facility is 61,000 sf and a stark contrast in size to the 21,000-sf 1008 East Second St. location, where WTFB provided its services since 1989.

Client areas are improved and more private, and a playground is available for children. The community kitchen also helps the food bank better reach the people in need.

Accompanying the larger facility are loftier aspirations for future programs.

With increased square footage, comes increased refrigerator space. This allows the WTFB to take on more donations requiring more care.

Trucks now have more dock space, as well, including a secluded area specifically for docking trucks, which allow more people to get help in a timely manner.

“In our new facility, we’ve been able to take on milk we wouldn’t have been able to take before. Last year, we delivered more than 5.3 million pounds of food, so we’re looking forward to the growth and expansion of programs to touch more people,” development director Tina Corbett said.

One of those expansions is currently underway. The WTFB is in the process of adding a volunteer community center in Midland, with completion aimed for the summer.
Midland Reporter-Telegram
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