Freezin' for a Reason: Kenosha church raises awareness, collects food

A group of people in Kenosha is sleeping outside to support others in need.

Grace Lutheran Church hosted its third annual "Freezin' for a Reason" event Saturday, Feb. 11. It raises awareness for those without a home who sleep outside all winter.

The church's pastor, Jonathan Barker, said they are also focused on providing food and showers for people without a home.

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"We are a big food pantry, so we're asking people to give cans. We've already had lots of non-perishable items given, so we're grateful for that," he said. "Last year, we had a 30% increase in terms of people needing our pantry."

The pastor said the event is also to support other projects that help community members in need.