Thursday you had the chance to check out the new and expanded Northwest Harvest warehouse in Yakima.
YAKIMA, WA -- Thursday you had the chance to check out the new and expanded Northwest Harvest warehouse in Yakima.
They added about 9,000 square feet to the existing warehouse.
The expansion includes dry food storage, a second refrigerated storage room, more volunteer workspace and a larger loading dock.
Northwest Harvest said these additions would help with the growing hunger needs of the community.
"It means a lot for Yakima. One in five people in our community live in a hungry household and as far as children go, it's about one in four children, so eventually this warehouse will help us to distribute more food," said Sheri Bissell who works at Northwest Harvest.
Northwest Harvest said the added space will also help them store the larger shipments of food that are coming in to be distributed.