The Central Illinois Foodbank is already more than 30% of the way toward a million-dollar fundraising goal… as it looks to retro-fit and move into a new home that will allow it to dramatically expand its operations.
The agency plans to renovate the former Springfield Pepsi headquarters on Cook Street. Pepsi recently moved to a new facility, and owners John and Shawn Faloon donated the old site to the Foodbank.
Corporate donations and a state grant have already generated more than $300,000 toward the million dollar goal. Once the renovation… including the installation of cold storage units… is complete, the Foodbank plans to move into the facility, most likely sometime next year.