Badger Prairie Needs Network Cold Storage Expansion

Partner: Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA)

Badger Prairie Needs Network in Verona is one of the busiest food pantries in Dane County. A much-needed expansion for more cold storage space led to a 3,500 square foot addition onto their existing building. The new space includes a loading dock, receiving area, walk-in cooler and freezer, and an exterior drive-up canopy. The new loading dock and receiving area has a built-in floor scale so product can be weighed as soon as it comes off the truck. The cooler and freezer are similar to what one would find in a grocery store setting — BPNN volunteers can fill it from the back, and patrons grab product from the front. The exterior canopy was the final piece of the project and keeps volunteers and patrons protected during rain and snow.