We’ve heard of groundbreakings before, but we don’t recall a “wall breaking.” But that’s what Loudoun Hunger Relief held today as they prepare to expand and open a new community market.
The project will take Loudoun Hunger Relief’s location on Miller Drive SE in Leesburg from 4,300 s.f. to 13,500 s.f.
The full choice free grocery market will serve those in need in a traditional grocery store setting — meant to add dignity and more choices to the shopping experience for individuals and families in need.
There will also be increased warehouse storage — including dry, refrigerated, and frozen storage — plus truck bays, and volunteer workspace.
Besides the community market, the new facility will also serve as a non-profit hub for Loudoun County. The center will be able to house other non-profits and supply service space for Loudoun County human service agencies. This will in turn offer families in need of support the convenience of a “one-stop-shop.”
The overall project is being funded by a $3 million capital campaign. The lead donor is the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation and Merritt Construction will contribute architecture, building plans and general contracting in-kind.