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Charities Feel Loss from Atlanta Bread Company's Closing

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Updated: 2/28/2014 11:05 am
TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) - Atlanta Bread Company customers may miss the popular Tupelo eatery.  But several local charities say the restaurants closing puts them in a pinch.

"We're not budgeted for bread," says Major Sue Dorman, of Tupelo's Salvation Army.  

Atlanta Bread Company abruptly closed Wednesday afternoon.  A source tells WTVA the restaurant wasn't making enough money to stay open. 

The eatery opened in 2008 and every day since then, it has donated food to the Salvation Army and other local food pantries and charities.  In January, it hosted a fundraiser to benefit the families of two Tupelo police officers involved in a shooting right in front of the restaurant.

Major Sue Dorman says she and the Salvation Army will soldier on, but considers Atlanta Bread Company's closing a loss. 

"We hope someone will pick up where they left off," she explains.  "We are sad to see them go, not just for the bread, but for the community."
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