Representatives with an area non-profit hunger relief organization have requested funds from the city of Casper to help expand the organization’s crowded warehouse.

During Casper City Council’s work session on Tuesday, representatives with Joshua’s Storehouse asked for $267,000 in optional one-cent funds to help pay for a $343,000 expansion of the organization’s downtown warehouse facility.

Joshua’s Storehouse CEO Jay Martin says there’s a vital need for expansion.

“We’re bustin’ at the seams, and we don’t have enough room for food storage,” Martin said. “We’ve run out of room – this is an emergency.”

Council says it will revisit the request during its upcoming budget sessions.