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Food Banks and Shelters in minus 24 winter weather!

January 2 the line to access an emergency food hamper was a block long. A young dad and his 4 year old son were waiting to provide their ID to get a food basket that would contain about 3 days worth of food.The little boy wanted to know why they were not going to the grocery store. You can receive 8 emergency hampers per year.

Cambridge Shelter has 43 Beds and 3 family rooms for guests to stay for 14 days of emergency shelter. One of the family rooms has 4 bunk beds. Last night 60% of the guests were over 50 and there were 100 staying in the shelter. The overflow were sleeping on mats in the dining area.