Resident near new location for food bank criticizes choice and town proceedings
YARMOUTH - Yarmouth town council approved a recommendation from its planning advisory committee on Nov. 16 to rezone a new location for the Yarmouth Food Bank.
The zoning amendment was required for the site, at 2 and 6 Herbert St., for the organization to operate.
Stephanie Eldridge, a Huntington Street resident who lives very close to the food bank’s new site, was against the relocation of the food bank and had spoken against it at a public hearing in late September. She shared her views again at the public hearing that preceded the Nov. 16 council meeting.
Eldridge is concerned about what she refers to as “crowds that can swell from 30 to 100 waiting people at a time, massive storage of food, six-ton trucks from Feed Nova Scotia and nonpaid employees who drop off food, organize food stock and handle distribution and cleanup.”