Nourish: Frequently Asked Questions
Hunger in our community is changing. Find out how we will respond through facility upgrades and expanded services.
The Food Depository’s programs and expanding response to hunger have outgrown the capacity of our facility as it’s currently configured. Limited cold storage capacity has forced us to turn away as many as six truckloads of fresh food donations monthly. Our new all-delivery model, while beneficial to our partner agencies, is challenged by insufficient shipping and receiving docks.
- Expanding the cold storage space and reconfiguring the warehouse: We will be able to accept more fresh food donations and increase the amount of produce we distribute.
- Remodeling the shipping and receiving docks: These critical changes will enable us to operate our all-delivery model more efficiently. All-delivery has strengthened our network by saving partner agencies time and money while improving food safety. With additional deep-well docks, our operations team can load more trucks simultaneously, getting food to the community more quickly.
- Reconfiguring volunteer space: We can’t serve our neighbors without volunteers. Updates to the volunteer space will enable volunteers to be even more efficient and impactful – improving our response to hunger while also fostering a more fulfilling volunteer experience, including more youth opportunities.
Volunteers will receive regular updates via email about any changes to the building. While construction on the volunteer space began in fall 2018, volunteer opportunities will continue to be available throughout 2019.