Joe Pinto offers to build Colchester Food Bank a new building on Prince Street

The Colchester Food Bank could finally have a new, permanent home by the end of the year.

President Don Reid and Board Secretary Vera Faye Smith told Truro Town Council on Monday that property owner Joe Pinto has offered to build a new facility for the group at a reasonable price on a vacant piece of property at 580 Prince Street.

A draft contract has been prepared, and Reid says it's expected to be signed in the next week or two, with construction starting mid-July and a target of November for completion.

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He says Community Credit Union has also agreed to an interest-free loan to get the food bank the financial help they'll need to get this project off the ground.

Reid says they need around 3,000 square feet for food storage, with the floor plan including a walk-in freezer/cooler.

The building will also contain offices and a community kitchen to help clients.

Anyone wanting to donate to the capital project can do so through the Colchester Food Bank website.

A conceptual design of the front of the building and warehouse in the rear. (Submitted)