FREEPORT (WIFR) -- Freeport food pantries now have a new home, or at least a place to store food, as one church opens a center to bring the community together.
Crossroads Community Church along with other area denominations helped the Freeport Dream Center open its doors Saturday.
The warehouse will serve as a meeting place and somewhere to house food and furniture for local pantries.
Organizers say that the building will not be used as a house of worship, but as a place to build real relationships.
"We're not trying to create a social service or a religious venue," said pastor Jon Eastlick. "We're trying to create a vehicle that we can ride in together, a vision we can follow after so that we can go and connect with people where they live and where they're at and establish relationships and build trust."
The group also works with Adopt-A-Block and Team Power Kids, two ministries which are dedicated to helping out the people of Freeport.