Efforts are underway to provide a new state-of-the-art dining hall and kitchen to residents at SHELTER Solano. Significant progress has been made on the construction of the facility since ground was broken in April of this year.
Underground sewer, water, gas, and electrical systems have been laid out. Concrete and tension wires will follow over the next several weeks, and as the building begins to rise with an expected completion date of March of 2022 on the horizon, spirits at SHELTER Solano are rising accordingly.
“We can’t wait for this project to be completed,” SHELTER, Inc. Director of Shelter Services Brandon Wirth said. “This new facility will dramatically enhance our ability to serve more people, with daily nutritious meals that will be prepared in part from our very own culinary arts program, and the building will also provide a much-needed large meeting space that allows for creative programming needs.”
Wirth also added that the new dining hall will allow SHELTER Solano to expand to its approved capacity, and therefore provide new pathways for homeless and at-risk families and individuals in Solano County.
At a recent Fairfield City Council meeting, SHELTER, Inc. CEO John Eckstrom expressed optimism that the new addition to the complex will allow those at SHELTER Solano to help a larger number of families and individuals. However, he also noted that the project is still in need of another $1.2 million in funding.