Project status: In construction
Foodbank Geraldton will soon operate from a new purpose-built warehouse to help meet growing needs for food distribution and nutrition education in the region.
The $2.14 million funding has been made possible by the Royalties for Regions Mid West Investment Plan.
The new facility will be designed to meet the growing demands on Foodbank and includes spaces for:
- dedicated storage for fresh produce, frozen and chilled foods, reducing the excessive level of manual handling currently required
- client interaction and ample car parking
- forklift operation and improved truck access
Foodbank Geraldton has been operating for 10 years and is the biggest regional Foodbank in Western Australia.
In 2013 it provided 700,000 meals for more than 24,000 low income families stretching from the Mid West to the Gascoyne
It is hoped the new facility will allow the organisation to reach its target of one million meals served a year by 2019.