Fire-ravaged Matthew 25 Food Pantry reopens in Catskill

Above: A chest freezer donated to the Matthew 25 Food Pantry by the Shoprite in Hudson, after the pantry at 298 Main Street was damaged by fire. Photo from the Matthew 25 Food Pantry's website.

The Matthew 25 Food Pantry in Catskill, which was shut down by fire a month ago, is moved to a new location at 8 Union Street and once again open for business, the Daily Mail reports:

In mid-May, the pantry was devastated by a fire at its former location at 298 Main St. Since then, [pantry director Patti] Dushane and a group of volunteers have been working hard — “day and night,” according to Dushane — to prepare a building formerly occupied by a division of the Greene County Social Services for its new use.

The pantry’s furniture, refrigerators and freezers as well as the non-perishable food and clothing clients can take were donated by stores and other businesses and members of the community, Dushane said.