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2014-08-18 at 4:09PM


By Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com

Shelter House is going door-to-door to try and stock up for the winter.

Volunteers, which the local emergency shelter is still in need of, will meet at Tarbutt Park Wednesday at 6 p.m., grabbing a shopping cart and hitting the streets to ask for donations. Assistant fundraiser Ken Miller said demand is always on the rise, putting a strain on the shelter's supplies.

"I would love to fill our pantries up that's for sure," he said.

"Hopefully it'll be a good one."

Executive director Patty Hajdu said around 170 people are heading to Shelter House every day. In the past people may have needed a meal a couple of times a week but the lack of affordable housing and low social assistance rates are forcing people to use the meal service more often these days.

"We see the same faces for both meals every day," she said.

Many times it's the only meal a person will get. Shelter House is now making as much food as possible, meaning more donations are needed now more than ever.

"Just to make sure everyone is truly full when they leave or doors," she said.

For more information visit the Shelter House website

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