Saturday, August 9, 2008
New plans for Polish National Club
Bob Spencer, chairman of the board of directors of St. Vincent de Paul Place said the board has expressed interest in purchasing the former Polish National Club on High Street as the new headquarters of the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. The building would not be the site of housing or meal preparation. Spencer explained that the current economy has driven many families to seek food at the pantry, including many families who have been considered "working class and middle class." The pantry currently services more than 600 households each month.
St. Vincent de Paul Place runs the current Amazing Grace Food Pantry on Main Street Extension, as well as a soup kitchen on Main Street, and the management of supportive housing at Liberty Commons, on Main Street.
Spencer welcomes public comment on his organization's plans.