City of Kenner breaks ground on new food bank

KENNER, LA (WVUE) - Kenner steps up its effort to help feed the homeless.

City officials broke ground Thursday on a Kenner food bank.

Currently, the city operates a food bank out of an old fire station.

It has no refrigeration capabilities and does not have enough room to stock donations.

"The new food bank will be 2,200 square feet with a large lobby for the public area. The majority of the building is warehouse space with shelving. There will be a refrigerator, freezer space to store fresh produce and other things such as milk, butter, and fresh produce," said Mayor Mike Yenni.

Funding for the new food bank comes from grants. Work is set to begin in October and is expected to take six months.

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