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Bridgeport shelters, soup kitchens see higher demand as temperatures drop

Hundreds of residents lined up for a hot

Hundreds of residents lined up for a hot meal at the Thomas Merton Center. (January 7, 2014 5:41 PM)

Bridgeport shelters, soup kitchens and other organizations are seeing higher demand from low-income residents as temperatures drop. Officials at Action for Bridgeport Community Development, or ABCD, say they received hundreds of phone calls Tuesday from Bridgeport residents looking for help to pay their heating bill. Staff and volunteers were also busy at the Thomas Merton Center, where hundreds...

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