A Casper-based food security organization is hoping to begin construction on a 7,000-square-foot building expansion within the next few weeks.

Joshua’s Storehouse CEO Jay Martin says shovels should be in the ground by March.

“Our new building expansion is going to allow us to put an office in the back and allow us some storage room for pallets,” Martin said. “We’re hoping that, by mid-May, it’ll be functioning for us.”

Martin says the roughly $350,000 expansion will allow the agency to convert old offices into warehouse space.

In November, Casper City Council agreed to put over $270,000 in excess one-cent sales tax funds toward the project.

Martin also says the agency is in the process of installing a new donated refrigerator for produce.