Something disgraceful is happening in our community. On Sept. 10, the Grover Beach Planning Commission, on a split 2-2 vote, with one absent, decided to deny South County People’s Kitchen a nine-month conditional use permit for 286 S. 16th St. The permit is necessary because time is needed to find a permanent home. During its 21-year existence, SCPK has been forced to move several times. Should this action stand, it will have to close its doors Oct. 7, and hundreds of our neighbors in the Five Cities will go hungry.
For those who may not know, SCPK is completely funded by volunteers. They give their time, money and love. They provide, cook and serve the meals. These volunteers are truly heroes.
The Grover Beach City Council will meet Oct. 7, and they need to hear from residents that we want this volunteer effort to feed homeless and low-income people to continue. Please write the Grover Beach Council at 154 S. Eighth St. Local churches, including St. John’s, will have sample letters and information available the next two Sundays.
Don’t turn your back on those less fortunate when they need it most.