The shelter previously used several freezers to hold the food needed to serve visitors.
The remodel took about six weeks, she said.
The shelter serves nearly 150 people a day in its soup kitchen for lunch and dinner, Cohn said. It also has room for 17 people to stay at the shelter overnight.
It’s consistently full, she said.
The food pantry and soup kitchen at the shelter saw a big increase in need in 2015, Caring Kitchen employee Edith Kastl said.
It served at least 10,000 more people more in 2015 than in 2014, Kastl said. The increase in need may be because people have fallen out of the job market, she said.