City says no more free breakfasts for homeless at Veterans Park
The decision has left Do you know Him? Ministries without an outdoor location in the downtown area to serve the breakfast.
When it sought to again serve the breakfast at the park, the group was told by the Parks Department that its permit would not be renewed.
The group continues to serve at the Salvation Army, but a proposal to use the parking lot there is also problematic due to its location, Sullivan said.
Sullivan said he provides the breakfast service to offer the homeless both physical and spiritual nourishment.
“During the week, they can go to the Manchester Homeless Services Center,” he said. “A lot of them don’t have access to food on the weekends. The people live outside, they live in their cars, they may be couch surfing.”
“It’s a message of hope. We’re trying to show them God that loves them and cares about them, that they’re as important as anyone else,” he said.
Charlie Sherman, the executive director of the New Horizons shelter and kitchen, said he explored the possibility of accommodating the program at the facility, but he said its faith-based nature posed a problem.
“We’re exercising our First Amendment rights in a public setting,” he said.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Religion calendar for NH, beginning Aug. 21 - 0
- St. Luke parish in Plaistow to hold yard sale - 0
- Manchester educator explores history of anti-semitism and the Holocaust - 0
- Hope Chapel Nashua plans a little fun on Saturday - 0
- Haitian choir sings in Hollis on Sunday - 0
- Religion Calender for the Weeks of Aug. 3 and 10 - 0
- St. James church celebrates Jonathan Daniels’ 75th birthday - 0
- Fox interview with Ibrahim delayed - 0
- Meriam Ibrahim welcomed to NH; family says U.S. is offering asylum - 11
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Officials hire principal for Golden Brook school - 0
- Seniors help students start year on the right foot, with the write stuff - 0
- Derry councilors select semi-finalists for town admin job - 0
- Plaistow begins search for new police chief - 0
- Without an exemption, Goffstown resident must pay high taxes on solar energy panels - 1
- Upcoming selectmen's meeting stirring controversy among Bow's firefighters - 1
- Manchester police to hold ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event - 0
- Manchester police officer finds gun in cyclist’s backpack - 2
- President Obama: Rescue attempt of NH-based journalist James Foley failed - 6
Derry to NH: Take Exit 4A
Editorial: Garcia gains Lambert lies
Hassan, Havenstein both raise nearly $2m