Group begins fundraising to open soup kitchen
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.