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The Deschutes County Commission has approved American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investments of more than $4.9 million to support two food bank expansion projects, a supportive housing project and counseling services for veterans. Commissioners allocated $2.4 million in support of NeighborImpact’s food bank expansion project. The Commissioners’ ARPA investment will help support a 10,000 square foot warehouse and classroom space. The project is estimated to cost $5 million. The NeighborImpact Food Program has been operating out of its existing 2,200 square foot warehouse since 1991. Last year, NeighborImpact and 55 partner agencies provided 5.75 million meals in Central Oregon.