New headquarters, including site selection, for hunger relief organization.
Industry and charity meet in Schade and Bolender's long association with Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley. The firm assisted in site selection and designed renovations to a former warehouse building located in the Food Distribution Center in South Philadelphia to serve as the organization's new headquarters. Significant funding came from the Nonprofits Energy Savings Investment Program (NESIP).
The headquarters offers warehouse space, loading docks, a community meeting room with a demonstration kitchen, and administrative offices. Truck drivers, warehouse staff, operations and administrative staff cross paths and meet casually in a brightly colored, skylit lobby and welcoming break and lunch spaces.
Over a ten year period, Schade and Bolender planned and programmed the adjacent warehouse when it was acquired, did zoning work to buy an adjacent lot, and helped to meld functions when the Philadelphia Food Bank became part of the organization.