As of late August, the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is more than 90 percent of the way to its goal of raising $22.5 million for a new distribution facility, which is under construction in East Austin.

The nonprofit, headquartered at 8201 S. Congress Ave. in Southwest Austin, announced its latest campaign in fall 2014 to fund construction of the 135,000-square-foot facility. The new center would be able to distribute double the amount of food that CAFB currently handles, according to a news release.

Capital Area Food Bank distribution center plans The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas plans to complete a new distribution center that will double its capacity.[/caption]

CAFB broke ground on the facility April 1 and now has $1.8 million left to raise in order to receive the $500,000 Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant it applied for as part of its fundraising, CAFB President and CEO Hank Perret said in the release.

The deadline to raise the remaining funds in order to secure the Mabee Challenge Grant is Jan. 15, according to the CAFB.

The facility is slated to open in summer 2016, and the nonprofit will look to sell its South Congress building.