To the Editor:

There are two programs at the Richmond Citizens Center in New Milford.

One is the Senior Center, where citizens can participate in a range of programs and activities.

The other, Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House, is there to "feed the hungry, empower the weak, nourish the soul."

Loaves and Fishes is being evicted because, according to Mayor Pat Murphy, some seniors "don't want to be around those who come to the soup kitchen."

One is a program for citizens who are seeking options for how they spend their idle time.

The other is life-sustaining for people who have no options.

It is sad New Milford is officially reinforcing the biases and lack of compassion among a vocal minority.

Michael Scofield

New Milford