Every wednesday and thursday night I work at a food bank. A food bank is sort of like a soup kitchen, but instead of just making meals for people we also donate food to local charities, who help us get the supplies out to the people who need it most. It’s not like the homeless can drive across town to our food bank, so we try and get out there as much as possible. Last year we also added an overnight shelter to the food bank. It is only open on night when the weather is freezing, or close to freezing. On these night we open the shelter, which is filled with cots, blankets, and a few space heaters. It is not a night at the Ritz Carlton, but it has the heating the shelter they need to stay alive through the lethal weather. Thankfully around here we only get a few weeks of cooling weather each year, so we don’t need to open the shelter very often. One o the local churches gave us a half dozen space heaters, and another charity gave us the cots. All we need to do is supply the space, and pay the utility bills for the heating. This does not amount of much money, these space heaters are actually very energy efficient. We have enough cots and enough heaters we are thinking about opening some other shelters around other parts of town. We have the beds and the heating, now all we need is someone to donate the space where we can set up.