A greater than $200,000 undertaking on the Longview Dream Middle would assist put together the power to develop into a distribution middle for the Tyler-based East Texas Meals Financial institution.
The Longview Dream Middle, at 803 Gilmer Highway, supplies free meals and clothes to neighborhood members in want.
A current constructing allow software to the Metropolis of Longview places the development worth of the undertaking at $220,000.
“The East Texas Meals Financial institution has awarded a grant to the Longview Dream Middle as a part of our strategic plan to put money into our companions to assist improve the capability of the neighbors we serve,” mentioned Rebecca Berkley, director of communications and advertising and marketing for East Texas Meals. Financial institution, in an electronic mail. “The grant is for a brand new chilly room, dry storage enlargement, a brand new forklift and a brand new van.”
She mentioned the grant is for $261,610.
A consultant for the Longview Dream Middle was not instantly out there for remark.
Earlier this yr, the East Texas Meals Financial institution had introduced the opening of a Longview Useful resource Middle within the former Wesley-McCabe United Methodist Church on Mobberly Avenue.
Berkley mentioned the previous church constructing was discovered to have “structural deficiencies” that made enhancements to the power financially unfeasible.
“The ETFB plans to open at a distinct location in Longview,” he mentioned.
The brand new pantry/useful resource middle ought to open subsequent yr, he mentioned.