Community Kitchen is a warming station 24/7 now

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Emergency shelters are busy helping those without homes, survive this bitter cold.

Beyond providing three meals a day to those who need them, the Community Kitchen is also Chattanooga’s designated cold weather emergency shelter.

That means they open their doors for people who need a warm place, not only at night, but during the day.

Their day room was busy this morning, with people getting in from the cold.

Community Kitchen CEO Jens Christensen tells us “This is the point in the year where we’re basically 24-7 in our main program, so we had about a hundred and ten people sleeping on the floor here behind me last night and we expect about as many tonight if not a little bit more, and it looks like this week is going to be cold all through, so we really don’t know what that’s going to bring.”

Christensen says they’re serving 500-600 meals per day, and about 20 gallons of coffee to help keep people warm.

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