Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma breaks ground on $28 million dollar expansion

TULSA, Okla. — Friday morning the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma broke ground on it’s $28 million dollar expansion.

Construction is already underway on the plan to grow it’s footprint from 78,000 square feet to 140,000 square feet.

The non profit organization has almost reached it’s fundraising goal and hopes construction will be complete by the summer of 2023.

The expansion will transform the food bank’s current facility by adding significant space in the culinary center, volunteer center, warehouse, and areas accessibly by partner agencies.

The project will also expand the warehouse by 30% and support fresh produce distribution through increasing freezer and cold storage space.

Located in Tulsa, the food bank distributes food to 350 partner agencies in eastern Oklahoma.

In Fiscal Year 2020, they distributed more than 32.8 million pounds of food throughout 24 counties in eastern Oklahoma.