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Food pantry finds temporary home after fire

Monday - 12/23/2013, 10:43am  ET

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The Shepherd's Crook food pantry has found a temporary location home on Ocean City's boardwalk after a fire destroyed its location at St. Paul's By-The-Sea.

The food pantry is now open in Conner's Beach Cafe on the Boardwalk, less than a block away from the church, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The pantry operated out of a mini-van after the November fire at the parish hall.

Pantry administrator Bruce Young says most of their regulars have found the new location. There isn't room for the racks of clothing, but volunteers keep some on hand to fulfill requests.

Young says they are grateful to church members and cafe owners Kevin and Jackie Ball, who offered the space since the cafe is typically closed until mid-February.

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