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Matt Talbot Kitchen reaches out to homeless in summer months

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By: Rachael Witter

It's not quite the dog days of summer, but hot temperatures have people looking for ways to stay cool. This includes the homeless or those without a place to stay. Matt Talbot Kitchen is busy around lunch time with those trying to stay cool. They also provide water and other "summer supplies". Those at Matt Talbot today say they are grateful for a place like this.
"It feels pretty good. Nice and cool, out there it gets kinda hot and humid but in here it's pretty cool in the air conditioning. I get a cup of coffee and talk to friends. It's not bad." said Rod Shakespeare of Lincoln.

Matt Talbot kitchen says on days like this, things can be a little busier than normal.
"People can hang out here, make their phone calls, come in from the heat, get a reprieve for a little bit. There's water, bug spray, sunscreen. We hand out washcloths so you can wipe the sweat away from your face if you're coming from the bus." said Sara Sunderman, Outreach specialist.

For some, if Matt Talbot kitchen wasn't somewhere they could go, the summer months might be a bit of a struggle.
"I don't know...I'd be kind of suffering a little bit I guess." said Rod Shakespeare.

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