KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- The Crossroads Family Church food pantry is fighting back after the Unified Government shut the pantry down this week.
The Crossroads Family Church, located at 88th and Parallel Parkway, has operated a food pantry with the help of Harvesters.
The partnership began in July and has since helped feed 2,000 people a month. The mobile pantry operates on the second and third Saturdays of each month.
The Unified Government issued a statement to NBC Action News 41.
Below is the statement:
"While we are in favor of providing food to those who are in need in our community, it’s important for this to be done in a location that’s less disruptive to traffic flow and safer for residents living close in proximity to the activity. Also another major factor to consider is the proximity to the hospital. Having traffic congestion near the hospital for emergency vehicles was an additional consideration we had to take into our analysis of this location. Once again, the intent of the congregation is admirable but we have to consider safety too."The 41 story also details a breakdown in communication between the UG and representatives from the food pantry.
Check it out here.
The group has also put up a petition on Change.org. Check that out here.