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Community Kitchen pushes for homeless shelter

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CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- From November until March, the Chattanooga Community Kitchen operated nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide shelter for more than 100 people who had no place else to go.

Kitchen officials said they can't do that again this November, at least not in the same way.

"It was incredibly taxing," Kitchen Assistant Director Jens Christensen said. "Having people together 24 hours a day. It was cabin fever. There was no time to maintain the facility."

The hope is that an agency or some group of agencies will step up to provide a second permanent emergency shelter to help people get into permanent housing. So far, no organization or agency is filling that gap.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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