PEORIA - The Peoria Area Food Bank is expanding.
Leaders say the need is huge, they're running out of places to put donations.
The new facility will add on to the current building and more than double the storage space.
At a time when most food banks and pantries are struggling, Peoria's is growing.
They're connected to "Feeding America" which keeps donations coming in, but the food bank is seeing more patrons than ever.
"You have people showing up at our food pantries that we service, every day. And I think this is because even though they might be working, the wages are not what they used to be. Gas prices are constantly going up. Utility costs are going up," explains Arthur Welch with the Peoria Area Food Bank.
Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity runs the food bank.
It's planning a capital drive to rise about $2 Million.
Construction will begin this fall and should wrap up the following year.