The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Produce Preservation Center
In August 2015, Community Harvest Food Bank proudly opened The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Produce Preservation Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This new facility takes produce waste elimination to the next level with the ability to blanch, chill, and freeze fresh produce. In America, 1/3 of the food produced each year is thrown away during the process from farm to fork. We intend to save as much as we can and give it to those who need it most – hungry children, seniors, and families.
We have the distinction of becoming the first regional food bank in America to open a facility for the purpose of preserving the harvest. Jane Avery, our late Executive Director, dreamed that our food bank would set an example of innovation that would inspire others to take steps in order to reduce waste and defeat hunger for good. We continue to renew our commitment to the overall health and quality of life of community members who suffer from food insecurity through our in-house hunger relief programs. One-third of our total distribution is in the form of fresh produce. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Produce Preservation Center is another tool we have to make our world a better place.
We have space available!
Are you a company or organization looking for space? The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Produce Preservation Center contains a clean commercial kitchen, dry and cold storage, and spacious offices available for use/rent/lease. This facility is secure, and located on North Coliseum Blvd. with easy access to the city.
- Approximately 1,500 ft² of freezer space is available
- Approximately 1,300 ft² of cooler space is available
- Approximately 3,250 ft² of dry storage is available
- Fourteen offices are available, plus a conference/board room
- Commercial kitchen is 1,880 ft² with 3-tiered sinks
For more information, please contact John Wolf, CEO, at (260) 447-3696, Ext. 322.