BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Thursday morning a frost warning went into affect and when temperatures drop quickly you can count on our local homeless shelters being packed.
Director of Community Outreach at The Mission at Kern, Tim Calahan, explained what a typical night at the mission is like, "We're upwards of 300 people a night on our campus at any given time so that's probably what we'll see tonight."
The mission provides free hot meals and a warm place for hundreds of local homeless to take shelter from the cold; a gesture Calahan said is greatly appreciated, "you can see it on their faces, there's gratitude there."
Luckily these cold winter months are also a time of giving in our community and it's that support that keeps the mission open.
"We see a lot of people from the community coming who want to help and it's perfect timing because the need is greater than ever", Calahan said.
The Mission at Kern relies on the communities support to aid hundreds of Bakersfield's homeless.