The House of Concern is planning their grand reopening in the former Save-A-Lot store in Waterloo for Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Everything was packed and moved in September and the new location is double the size of the old one. The old grocery store set up also makes it easier to display products the organization has for residents in need.
Donations are not being accepted until the store is open.
Volunteers and the staff of five painted walls, changed lights, and worked hard to pack and unpack in preparation for the grand opening.
The new location allows for more food storage with freezers and refrigeration, and the ability to keep more food on hand for residents. The spacious layout makes it easier to fit everything and know where all inventory is.
The space will also allow for classes and events for the community.
The Seneca County House of Concern was created in 1969 for children lacking warm clothes and began as a clothing closet before the addition of a food pantry and thrift store.
It’s been on State Street in Seneca Falls for around 50 years but had greatly outgrown their space.
After fundraising and community support, the organization will finally open in its new home this month.