Park Slope food pantry to close its doors because of mismanagement, spokesperson says

Helping Hands Food Pantry on Sterling Place was run by the St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church.

Mar 14, 2024, 11:37 PM

Updated 38 days ago

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Park Slope residents in need will be without a major food pantry next week starting next week.
Helping Hands Food Pantry on Sterling Place was run by the St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church.
A Brooklyn Diocese spokesperson told News 12 that the pantry is closing because volunteers would not complete mandatory compliance training after running the pantry for years.
According to the spokesperson, a Christmas party for kids with incarcerated parents and a Haiti relief program were among other programs that were cut as well.
He says the pantry was mismanaged and the relief program was wiring money back to Haiti, which did not look good for the church.
The spokesperson added that there are several other pantries in walking distance of this church.
The final day for the pantry is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


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