March 21, 2013

York County pantry supplier in danger of closing

The Associated Press

SANFORD — An organization that distributes food to 47 pantries and soup kitchens across York County could close unless it finds new warehouse space.

York County Food Rescue is being evicted from its current space in Sanford and will shut down unless it finds 4,000-square feet of new space.

Executive Director Tom Vacca tells the Journal Tribune there's no money for rent, so the organization is hoping someone with space will be generous enough to help, or someone will step forward to donate money to lease space.

The program supplies government surplus food and donated food, and if forced to close, will make it more difficult to feed the poor and hungry.

Pantry managers say if the food rescue closes, it will be a hardship for families across the county.

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