Group be­gins fundrais­ing to open soup kitchen

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS - BY SHARON MONT­GOMERY-DUPE

mer and the food banks give out about 200 gro­cery or­ders each month.

“It is only re­lief, for a few days. The re­al­ity is, there is a great need for a soup kitchen.”

As well they found ev­i­dence of home­less peo­ple, de­ter­min­ing the need for a shel­ter.

The group will be hold­ing tag days in New Water­ford beginning to­day at Phar­masave. Other tag days will take place Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day at Law­tons; March 27 at the Nova Sco­tia Liquor Com­mis­sion; June 18-19 at Sobeys.

As well a con­cert will be held in the AV room at Bre­ton Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre March 16. Tick­ets are $12.50. Venues to pur­chase tick­ets will be an­nounced.

“ We will have a lot of great lo­cal tal­ent — in­clud­ing three lo­cal bands — all do­nat­ing their time.”

A spe­cial March break day for chil­dren will be held 1-4 p.m., March 17 at the BEC gym, for chil­dren ages three and up. Ad­mis­sion will be $10 for chil­dren, free for par­ents and guardians. Klutzy the Clown will be on hand with his bounce house, cos­tume char­ac­ters, ju­nior slide, ju­nior bounc­ers, maze, bungee racing, mega box­ing and sumo wrestling.

Mil­ley said they are hop­ing for pub­lic sup­port.

The group cur­rently has a room­ing house for home­less peo­ple in the com­mu­nity and is work­ing to set up a re­cov­ery house.

Mil­ley said statis­tics show that in costs $58 a night to keep a per­son in a home­less shel­ter in Hal­i­fax, com­pared to $210 a night in a men­tal health unit and $275 in prison.

If any­one would like more in­for­ma­tion or to as­sist, tele­phone Fred Mil­ley, 862-3366.

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