Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Greater Berks Food Bank has seen its demand triple in the 18 years the organization has been in its Muhlenberg Township warehouse, and officials are eager to expand the facility or move into a larger building.
A feasibility study, initiated in June, is expected to wrap up this month and provide an idea of what that would cost.
“We simply are out of space and cannot do more at our current location,” executive director Peg Bianca said of the 19,500-square-foot warehouse off Tuckerton Road.
“We are constantly moving pallets of food out of the way to get to the products on the pallet behind them,” Bianca added, “and have been storing some of our inventory off site as well.”