By Chad Robinson, Milford Branch Director
Construction is steadily moving along at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford location. The site is really beginning to look like a construction site, as the buzz of construction vehicles and equipment is becoming very regular and walls are beginning to take shape.
Under the direction of our great architectural firm, Delaware Architects, and our general contractor, Richard Y. Johnson & Son, the 8,000-square-foot expansion of the Milford site is coming together. The site work has been nearly completed, along with some of the basic masonry work. The walls on the east side of the new facility are beginning to take shape, as underground plumbing and electrical work are being installed in the main pad site. The pace has quickened, and it is amazing to see the building take shape.
Looking ahead, the hope is to have the main walls and basic roofing done by the end of the year. This would allow us to be “under roof” in case of any bad weather during the deep winter months. The excitement of actually having a real building to look at is growing among the staff, and there is even greater excitement to see the inside of the new facility.
All of this work would not be possible without the generous donations of our donors, both individual, corporate and foundation. The work is not done though, we are still in the process of raising the final donations to complete the project. We are about $700,000 away from the amount needed. I know we can get there, and I encourage you to consider giving to this important effort. If you want to be as excited as we are, stop by the Milford branch and see the construction for yourself. The expansion will be an amazing addition to the active site we already have and will allow us to continue our efforts to alleviate hunger statewide. Join us in our effort – we know you will be happy you did. To learn more about the expansion project, please visit www.fbdfeedingourfuture.org.
Check out some recent construction pictures!