Champaign, IL (WAND) – The City of Champaign Township opened a low-barrier shelter in December. Demand for basic items such as plastic tableware and new men’s underwear is on the rise.
Community Relations Coordinator Charlene Murray explained the need for food and its impact on shelter guests.
“Meals are large portions. Especially when it snows like today, some people can’t go to the Soup Kitchen at Daily Bread or other places to eat. On days when we may be closed, it would be helpful if the community would provide meals on certain days,” Murray said.
Volunteers are also in high demand. Murray explained how shelter staff can focus on other things with more help.
“The need for volunteers is huge and enormous. Our staff sorts mail so that guests who use our address for mail services receive mail in a timely manner. Volunteers By taking on such things, answering calls, and doing various projects, staff can dig deeper into case management,” said Murray.
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