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City council approves changes to former food pantry location in Temecula


Last updated 10/21/2017 at Noon

Two buildings on Pujol Street, the Escalier House and the Escalier Barn, will now provide “wraparound services” intended to help homeless individuals reach self-sufficiency. Faith-based organizations had provided morning meals at the barn, but that practice was formally discontinued in a council vote Tuesday, Oct. 10. Alex Groves photo

Two buildings near Old Town Temecula that had been used for a food pantry and accommodations for the area’s homeless will now be focused specifically on providing services to help members of the homeless population become self-sufficient.

The Temecula City Council unanimously approved an amendment to an agreement with Community Mission of Hope, the nonprofit arm of Rancho Community Church, Tuesday, Oct. 10, to discontinue the morning meals previously served by faith-based organizations at the Escalier House and Barn, 28922 and 28916 Pujol Street, respectively.

The amendment also made it...

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