ODESSA - The West Texas Food Bank held a formal groundbreaking ceremony for their new distribution center.
The groundbreaking has been a long time coming as they announced the building expansion a year ago.
Since then, they've been working on raising the $12.7 million dollars needed for the new facilities.
The food bank has already raised $11.1 million of that thanks to people and companies in the Basin.
“People in West Texas are great people, that's why people like to serve here. They're good people that have great hearts and this has proved positive. You can see the money that was raised in a year to build a facility that will double their storage,” Odessa Mayor, David Turner, said.
This is all part of the Food Bank trying to keep up with the demand for food services.
They are also planning on renovating the centers in Alpine and Midland.