Shelters overfilled, low on supplies, but will keep taking in others

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Local homeless shelters continue to operate over capacity tonight due to the freezing temperatures, but St. Vincent de Paul says no one will be turned away.

The line for lunch was much longer than normal on Wednesday. The kitchen served nearly 400 meals for a second consecutive day.

Director Michael Acaldo said they will get more food, but supplies for the rest of the shelter are starting to run low.

"This is a large number of cold days in January, so we need more towels; we need more pillows, toothpaste, toothbrushes, all the things that make a home a home, we can take," said Acaldo.

Acaldo said donations can be dropped off at the Bishop Ott Shelter on Convention Street, but he asks that you make sure the roads are safe before venturing out.

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