St. Augustine food pantry to relocate

A Morrisania food pantry has been told to relocate to make space for a new affordable housing complex. Officials say the St. Augustine food pantry

Officials say the St. Augustine food pantry on Fulton Avenue has been in the same location for 20 years and feeds almost 600 families on a weekly basis.

Officials say the St. Augustine food pantry on Fulton Avenue has been in the same location for 20 years and feeds almost 600 families on a weekly basis. (3/2/15)

THE BRONX - A Morrisania food pantry has been told to relocate to make space for a new affordable housing complex.

Officials say the St. Augustine food pantry on Fulton Avenue has been in the same location for 20 years and feeds almost 600 families on a weekly basis.

Church leadership says the pantry’s new location two blocks away is too small, not handicap-accessible and right next to a school.

The archdiocese said in a statement, “We do recognize that the space is not identical to what they have been using, but we have made a commitment to work with them to see how the new location can be improved."

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