Pueblo grassroots movement working to feed homeless at night

Posted at 12:08 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 14:11:31-05

PUEBLO – This past May, the Salvation Army building closed for good in Pueblo.

That not only left the city without a warming shelter–but for the first time in nearly 40 years, there was no longer an evening meal available to those in need.

Volunteers around the city are working to make sure the homeless population doesn’t go hungry at night, while the city works on constructing a temporary warming shelter.

Pastor Paul Montoya and his brother, George, have been collecting food and clothing to pass out to the homeless population over the last eight months.

It’s part of a grassroots movement, where volunteers hand out bagged “lunches” late in the afternoon to those in need, to help them make it through to the morning–when the soup kitchen opens up.

“It’s heartbreaking. If everyone could see these people and get a relationship like we had, [they’d see] they’re kind people,” said Montoya.

“The city should have done something a long time ago,” Montoya added.

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