The 104,300-square-foot building will house more than 3,000 pallets of food and household essentials to distribute to community partners throughout the western U.S., according to a news release from the nonprofit. The facility will also offer a volunteer area, more than 1,800 square feet in office space and 25 dock doors.
The Chandler location will be home to one of five Feed the Children Teacher Store locations; teachers at Chandler or Mesa Title I schools will be eligible once a month to shop for free school supplies and books.
"During the past year, the importance of our work has come to light as many families faced unexpected, unprecedented challenges. At the same time, it has allowed us to develop an even deeper understanding of community and what can be accomplished when we all work together," said Travis Arnold, president and CEO of Feed the Children, in a news release. "We are proud to be opening this sit in Chandler, and we look forward to working with local businesses and community organizations. We know that when we combine our efforts, we will have a greater impact for the families in Arizona."
For more information on Feed the Children, visit www.feedthechildren.org.