The city Planning Commission endorsed yesterday Our Daily Bread food pantry's move to a new location on Fallsway, near the state penitentiary complex.
Angelo Boer, a representative of Catholic Charities - which operates the pantry for the homeless across from the central Enoch Pratt Free Library - said a January groundbreaking is scheduled.
The new building - to be located at 358 E. Monument St. - would have a 60-bed transitional residency as well as a feeding operation that would serve about 900 meals daily, Boer said. The current facility would be turned over to Our Sister's Place, which serves women and children and is located on Mulberry Street.
Catholic Charities has raised at least $17 million of the $25 million that officials say they need to pay for the new building.