Greensboro Pantry is briefly relieved of native information

Eddie Lemons, one of the founders of the Blessed Table Food Pantry, has been driving around all weekend looking for a new place to move the pantry.

News & Record

By Sarah Newell Williamson

GREENSBORO – A Greensboro pantry does not immediately lose its current location.

The Blessed Table Food Pantry on Summit Avenue thought it had to move by February 29 after learning that the building had been sold, said Eddie Lemons, a founder of the nonprofit.

On Monday, Lemons announced that the new owner had notified him that the company would remain in its current location at 3433 Summit Ave. through May. could stay.

“They weren’t aware that I had no advance notice of the sale,” Lemons said. “It was a great relief when I heard.”

The pantry supplies people with groceries from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lemons said it serves about 85 to 100 people a week. It is supported by several District Churches.

Lemons said he heard in December that the property he was renting might be for sale but didn’t learn until February 17 that it had been sold and that he had to move by the end of the month.

“I’ve been looking for a new location since Feb.17,” Lemons said, adding that he had been driving around all weekend to find a new building.

Lemons said he was confident that with the extra time he would find a new location to serve Blessed Table’s customers. He only has one requirement for a location.

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