Lethbridge outreach organizations preparing for cooler temperatures
Organizations around the city such as the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen and Streets Alive Mission are quickly adapting to the mild increase in clientele as the temperatures start to drop.
Executive Director of the Soup Kitchen, Bill Ginther, says this is the time of year when many are looking to access a hot meal or warm clothing.
The brisk fall weather forces many to seek shelter, heat, and a warm meal which Ginther says they have extended their hours to allow for more people to access.
Director of Operations with Streets Alive Mission, Cameron Kissick, says this is only the start of the colder weather, and Streets Alive is expecting an increase in the number of visitors accessing resources over the next few months.
With the quick change from mid-teen degree heat to below freezing temperatures, staff at Streets Alive Mission are quickly looking for donations of warm clothing including toques and gloves.
To donate, visit either Streets Alive Mission or the Soup Kitchen for more information.