Construction has started on the new $10.3 million Helena Food Share project near the intersection of Montana and Boulder avenues.
Workers with Dick Anderson Construction start work on Helena Food Share’s new community food resource center at the intersection of Montana and Boulder avenues. The $10.3 million project will build a 20,000-square-foot facility on a 1.3-acre piece of the former Caird Foundry.
THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record
The new 20,000-square-foot facility will be on 1.3 acres at 1280 Boulder Ave. Construction, which started Monday, is expected to be completed in fall 2024.
Founded in 1987, Helena Food Share provides over 80,000 food assistance services to people in need each year, including groceries for 1,500 families each month. It also provides weekend nutrition for 1,200 school children each week and 450 emergency food packs each month to other area nonprofits and organizations.
The new facility on the former Caird Engineering Works property allows Helena Food Share to have its programs and operations under one roof. Work is now spread over three separate buildings: food is donated and processed at one spot, then transported to another for