Renovation means temporary new quarters for Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank in Ogden

Friday, Jul. 31, 2020
Renovation means temporary new quarters for Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank in Ogden + Enlarge
By Laura Vallejo
Intermountain Catholic

OGDEN— Renovations at Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah’s Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank building and parking lot have commenced, prompting the operations to be moved to a new temporary location.
The renovations to the building, which is 100 years old, were made possible by grants from the Huntsman Foundation and the ALSAM Foundation. The Wadman Corporation is overseeing construction.
The food bank stopped operating at the building on June 29, and reopened at the temporary location on July 7. 
“By operating out of a separate facility, we are able to speed up the construction timeline,” said Anna Timothy, CCS of Northern Utah administrative specialist.
The temporary facility, at 3721 South 250 West in Ogden, will be used until the renovations are completed. The reopening is expected to be in the spring.
The temporary facility is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Operating under COVID-19 procedures, the food pantry offers food box pickup to families in need. 
“This pandemic has brought so much suffering, job loss, food insecurity, isolation and uncertainty. Now more than ever, the role Catholic Community Services plays by supporting individuals and families in need is crucial,” said Cynthia Mecklenburg, CCS’ director of communications. “CCS is committed to continuing to provide much-needed food while at the same time ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and clients.”
When the renovation is compete, the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank building will be approximately 17,110 square feet. It will include community rooms, the warehouse, the pantry and administrative space.  
“This will allow us act as a community center and invite partner organizations to help serve the needs of the Ogden area,” Timothy said.
COVID-19 Procedures for the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank
1. Bring identification and proof of address.
2. Food will be distributed in prepackaged boxes in a drive-by/pick-up system.
3. Drive to the back of the building following the route shown on the map. To maintain social distancing, food boxes will not be distributed from the front office. 
4. Be sure to have your car’s trunk empty enough so that the food box can be easily placed there by the CCS staff.

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