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Members of the University of Florida women’s track team helped serve food at St. Francis’ homeless shelter.
With only a verbal commitment from the city and county, Grace MarketPlace has continued to provide the staff and the funding to keep the pavilion open since October.
Grace Marketplace plans to renovate its kitchen with grant money, eventually opening Grace Cafe to the community in which the homeless cook and serve food.
Gainesville’s homeless must present a blue card issued by the Gainesville Police Department to prove they are free of arrest warrants and are not registered sexual offenders or predators.
A local shelter offers a place to stay for homeless veterans and veterans overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction.
Expecting a weekend cold snap, Gainesville homeless shelters like St. Francis House and Grace Marketplace are asking for donations to prepare for a surge of homeless people looking to stay warm.
Gainesville’s homeless prepare for the cold, and local shelters are ready to provide additional help.
In Florida, 17.9 percent of homeless adults are raising children.
Funding from the City of Gainesville will allow a pavilion at the Grace Marketplace facility to remain open for one more month.