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  • Socially distanced and two at a time, clients approach the tent beside the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta, where they are given bags containing dinner, breakfast and lunch. Also included are foil blankets, hats, masks, rain ponchos, socks and hand and foot warmers. Winter coats and jackets are available upon request. The Central Night Shelter has extended its services to homeless and marginalized members of the community since 1980. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Dan Stephens, left, a volunteer from Peachtree City United Methodist Church, and Cathal Doyle, co-manager of the Central Night Shelter at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta, unload some of the hot meals for the evening of Nov. 6. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Barbara Hudson, left, and Karen McLean unload food items and other supplies. The women, two of the four volunteers from Peachtree City United Methodist Church, were on hand for the Central Night Shelter at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta. For 25 years volunteers at Peachtree City United Methodist Church have worked the first and last week of the shelter, which operates annually from November 1 to March 31. Photo By Michael Alexander

Socially distanced and two at a time, clients approach the tent beside the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta, where they are given bags containing dinner, breakfast and lunch. Also included are foil blankets, hats, masks, rain ponchos, socks and hand and foot warmers. Winter coats and jackets are available upon request. The Central Night Shelter has extended its services to homeless and marginalized members of the community since 1980. Photo By Michael Alexander


Atlanta

Central Night Shelter volunteers serve homeless amid pandemic 

The Central Night Shelter is facing its first full winter season in the pandemic. As temperatures dipped into the 30s in early November, volunteers on the ground floor of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception served scores of people who are homeless.