Castillo Construction goes the extra step for the Food Bank

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Imperial Valley Food Bank
Imperial Valley Food Bank

El Centro, CA — The Imperial Valley Food Bank is grateful to Castillo Construction for the completion of a commissioned office expansion inside their north warehouse. The building, paid for through grant funding specific for the project, allows the Food Bank staff, who previously worked in two separate building on different floors to be in the same office together.

As Castillo Construction was working on the new office space, they saw other repairs that needed replacing; which they did at no cost to the Food Bank. Among those additional projects was the repair of torn insulation and adding new countertops to the employee lunch room and the front warehouse office.

The north warehouse is 17 years old and over time the insulation inside the shell of the steel‐frame warehouse had cracked. It was so bad in sections the fibers were poking through the vinyl cover of the insulation. Castillo Construction employees very delicately mended all the openings in the insulation. “The repair of the insulation was a huge help to us, “said Sara Griffen, Executive Director of the Food Bank. “The repairs we had tried to make on the insulation did not hold so the professional touch of the Castillo crew made all the difference.”

“Adding the additional projects on to this construction job was a perfect opportunity for Castillo Construction to support the Food Bank in their work. Providing them with a food safe environment in which to distribute food was something we felt we could and should do”, said Natalie Erickson, VP of Castillo Construction.

The two warehouses that house the Imperial Valley Food Bank amount to 12,000 square feet of constant motion as the Food Bank is now distributing 4 million pounds of food a year.

Contact the Imperial Valley Food Bank at 760‐370‐0966 or info@ivfoodbank.org for more information.