Melissa Ford, AIA, LEED AP

A Behind the Scenes Look at Metro Caring’s Hunger Relief Center

A Behind the Scenes Look at Metro Caring’s Hunger Relief Center

The BRS team visited Metro Caring’s new Hunger Relief Center at 18th and Downing last week during the final weeks of construction. GH Phipps Construction and BRS’s own Andrea Cunningham and Keith Hayes lead the tour of the spacious new building.

Touring facilities is a great way for our employees to gain a better understanding of the firm's projects. Hard hat tours are especially a grand idea because it’s a chance to get a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes during construction of the buildings before they open.

Most importantly, they are also great learning opportunities to troubleshoot or educate others on lessons learned during the process.

Upon completion next month (May 23, 2015) the center will open its doors to provide services to hungry families who can stock up on whole foods and household items, learn about nutrition, self-sufficiency and gardening.

Several donors helped furnish the center with new features such as a greenhouse, cooking appliances, and a rooftop teaching garden with a great view. BRS employees learned about the operations of a successful food bank and toured front and back-of-house areas including loading docks, weigh-in areas, grocery display areas, intake and checkout areas, walk-in freezers, and storage areas.  Metro Caring utilizes over a hundred volunteers weekly and distributes 4,000 – 6,000 pounds of food and household items every day.

See the final product here.

Volunteer or visit their fresh market.

Posted by Melissa Ford, AIA, LEED AP on February 19, 2015 at 12:23pm

Tags: metro caring (2), metro carering (2), food bank (4), construction (8)

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