A Westhampton church is seeking a new location for the food pantry it set up in March to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, after bears recently raided the distribution site in the center of town, according to the church’s website.
A message posted to the homepage of the Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ sheds light on the pantry’s recent setback.
“Well our Food pantry in the center of town has been operating well since early March……but alas, this week the bears decided that they had more need of the food bank than we did, so we’ve had to temporarily disband services,” the message says.
The church says it’s hoping “to quickly open inside another public building in the center of town but no details yet.” Anyone who needs food in the meantime can call the church at 413-527-4204, according to the statement.
The church directs callers to