Due to the demolition of St. Francis, the Friendship Center Food Pantry operations will be altered Wednesday, May 18.

Members will still sign in at the Eagle Street Room of First Baptist Church, but food distribution will take place at the former Sears Store, between the North Adams Movieplex and Planet Fitness. Frozen foods will not be available. Hours will still be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

The Friendship Center is not allowed to be used while the demolition of the St. Francis steeple proceeds. Fortunately, the former Sears store was the collection site for Saturday's Letter Carrier Food Drive in North Adams, Florida and Clarksburg, and most of the food is still located there.