SYRACUSE, N.Y. --The Syracuse Rescue Mission is getting help from the community to expand its dining facility for those in need. 

Plans for the new Clarence L. Jordan Food Service and Culinary Education Center were announced Wednesday.

The $5.8 million expansion will double the size of the current facility and improve family dining space.  It will also add more kitchen space. 

"There's going to be a nice community space in there, and then an expanded food service prep area where we can continue to train people in the culinary arts to help create jobs and perhaps career paths to the food service industry," said Syracuse Rescue Mission CEO Dan Sieburg. 

The facility is expected to be complete in 2020.

There is an on-going community campaign underway with a goal of raising another $1 million for the site. 

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