Flo Rida, Liz Phair, George Thorogood on Mainstage at SITP, 4:04

Jun 5, 2019

Flo Rida, who will perform at Saturday in the Park, July 6

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Officials say a food pantry that serves more than 5,000 people a month in Sioux City is being evicted because the building it operates from has been sold.

The Midtown Family Community Center houses the food pantry, a free Saturday meal, and a 4-H program. Janet Reynolds of the Jones Street Neighborhood Coalition says the center's closure will be a "huge loss for the community."

Boys and Girls Home Inc. owns the building and had allowed the community center to use the building rent-free. But the building was sold last month. Boys and Girls Home is moving its programs to a centralized campus at the site of the former Indian Hills shopping center.

Reynolds says the grant funding the center receives provides only food for the pantry and Saturday meal. She says officials are looking for another neighborhood space to reopen.

Rapper Flo Rida and blues rocker George Thorogood will headline the 29th annual Saturday in the Park on July 6.

The free music festival at Sioux City's Grandview Park also will feature indie rocker Liz Phair, soul and rock artist Con Brio and the country duo Michigan Rattlers.

SITP organizers unveiled the main stage lineup in a news release at 11 p.m. Tuesday. In the past, headliners usually were announced by April, but organizers recently acknowledged that booking top acts this year was more difficult due to the proximity of the festival to the 4th of July, and the decision by some artists to either take that time off or perform in Europe