Food warehouse project coming together

KCBY, Mar 31, 2008

Piece by piece its coming together as a proposed new food warehouse becomes more of a reality, thanks to support from the city of Coos Bay.In March, Representatives from South Coast Food Share, a program of Oregon Coast Community Action, went before the city council to get their support to sponsor a 500-thousand dollar community development block grant request.The grant would provide most of the remaining funds for the one-point-four million dollar project, which would build a new food warehouse as part of a larger ORCCA campus on Laclair Street in Coos Bay.

South Coast Food Share director Rollie Lobsinger says so far through other grants and community fund raising, they have raised close to 900-thousand dollars.

Lobsinger says they hope to break ground on the project soon, which is one reason why the commitment from the city was important.

Lobsinger says they plan to apply for the grant very soon and should find out if they receive it within 60 days.