UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
WACO -- A $1.75 million renovation is in the works to upgrade Caritas, a non-profit organization in Waco that helps around 2,000 families a month get food and other products.
As the economy continues to struggle and with kids out of school, the group is seeing more people in need than ever.
With cramped waiting rooms and little room in the shopping area, President of the Board of Directors, Gordon Fuller, says Waco's Caritas has been in need of expansion for the past two years.
"We had a breakfast meeting here one time, and I got here right before the agency opened. I saw people lined up around the building on to Mary St. that reminded me of old photos of soup kitchen lines in the Great Depression. I had not seen that kind of thing in person," said Fuller.
Caritas already has about half of the $1.75 million. They'll start construction as soon as the other $800,000 is raised later this Fall or early next year. They will keep their doors open throughout the renovations.