Moore Square http://wunc.org en Raleigh Identifies New Site For Downtown Food Distribution http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-identifies-new-site-downtown-food-distribution <p></p><p>Charities in Raleigh could soon be using a vacant warehouse across from Moore Square to distribute food on weekends.&nbsp;</p><p>City staff members submitted that recommendation this week.&nbsp; The city came to the agreement with local charity groups after volunteers said this summer police threatened to arrest them for handing out food.&nbsp;</p><p>A city ordinance prohibits food distribution without a permit, but charities said they had been doing it for years on the weekends when soup kitchens are closed.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:58:16 +0000 Will Michaels 24653 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Identifies New Site For Downtown Food Distribution Moore Square Update http://wunc.org/post/moore-square-update <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">L</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">ast night leaders of local charities met to discuss options for distributing food to the poor in downtown Raleigh. </span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:54:57 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 22642 at http://wunc.org Moore Square Update Raleigh To Revisit Food Distribution Ordinance http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-revisit-food-distribution-ordinance <p>Raleigh is taking more public comment about its food distribution ordinance.&nbsp;</p><p>Monday night's meeting comes nearly a month after police threatened to arrest volunteer groups that were handing out food to the homeless in Moore Square.&nbsp; A city ordinance prohibits food distribution in public parks without a permit, but at least one group says it had been giving out food on the weekends for six years.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:44:54 +0000 Will Michaels 22560 at http://wunc.org Raleigh To Revisit Food Distribution Ordinance