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Nelson’s Salvation Army ending morning drop-in service

The food bank will continue to operate
Nelson’s Salvation Army branch is ending its morning drop-in service. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s Salvation Army is ending its drop-in breakfast and lunch service.

Tony DaSilva, the Nelson branch’s corps officer, said in a statement that the location at 601 Vernon St. will stop providing coffee, muffins, soup and buns on March 31.

DaSilva said other organizations such as Our Daily Bread are already providing drop-in food services, and that Salvation Army had seen a decrease in visitors.

The food bank, he said, will continue to operate.

“We are also committed to supporting the most vulnerable in partnership with other social service providers — both governmental and non-governmental — to provide a continuum of care for the people we serve.”

The drop-in service had been provided Mondays through Thursdays for over a decade. Salvation Army, which has operated in Nelson for 126 years, previously closed down its long-running thrift store in February 2020.

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