AUSTIN - The Capitol Area Food Bank has broken ground on its new $20 million facility at the corner of Metropolis Dr. and Burleson Rd. in southeast Austin.
The 135,000-sf facility will help the nonprofit meet growing demand for its services as Austin’s population continues to grow, with the ability to distribute 60 million pounds of food per year when it is complete.
HEB, the Moody Foundation and Howard and Mary Yancy were among the businesses that donated $1 million last year to kick off the capital campaign for the project.
The new facility will double the size of the nonprofit’s current facility, have five times the refrigeration capacity, 15 loading docks, a commercial kitchen and a half-acre teaching garden where families will grow fresh fruits and vegetables.
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