MOORHEAD — Churches United for the Homeless is calling for donations, saying that their need for volunteers is growing and they are running low on certain items.
Hannah McMeekin, volunteer and donations coordinator, says they've been in emergency overflow since winter of 2019, allowing them to shelter a maximum of 112 people.
As winter approaches, they're in need of hygiene items, and things like towels and blankets.
They also need volunteers to make bagged lunches for families. The shelter hasn't been able to offer daily warm meals since the pandemic started.
McMeekin says even the Dorothy Day Food Pantry set a record for families and individuals served. Many of those they served were going for the first time.
"If that's any indication, it's just going to continue to climb as COVID and whether not able to work, or they get sick and suddenly are out of two weeks worth of pay," McMeekin said.