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.
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