Could This be the Last Homeless Breakfast in Gainesville?
GAINESVILLE - It's been a tradition for 15 years in Gainesville - but now it's an event that leaders hope the city has seen the last of.
That's because they intend to close on the $950,000 Gainesville Correctional Institute by Tuesday and turn that facility into a homeless center.
Brendan Shortley, chairman of the Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry's board of directors: "This is only a once a year thing and it's wonderful and we may do something like it in the future but as far as services go...everyday is kinda everybody's dream in town."
The annual "Breakfast on the Plaza for the Homeless" also included healthcare and legal advisors, guiding people to the first steps in ending the cycle of homelessness.
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