MANCHESTER, N.H. — Manchester residents and visitors with some change to spare for the homeless have a new way to pay – re-purposed parking meters.

Recycled parking meters painted by local artists are being installed in six locations around the city to benefit the New Horizons soup kitchen, food pantry and homeless shelter. The goal is to reduce panhandling in the city and help some of its neediest residents.

The program is similar to existing efforts in Baltimore, Minneapolis and Denver.

New Horizons provides meals to more than 250 individuals and families each month, and shelters an average of 80 adults per night.

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