The community comes together to help the homeless. Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries hosted a basic needs bag collection.
Volunteers stuffed 100 bags with scarves, hats, chewing gum, lip balm, five dollar McDonalds gift cards and other food.
"We have cold nights coming up and it's really hard to spend a cold night on the street, to have simple things to have a fresh warm pair of socks and hot hands and some food, we're just really showing God's love to them while they are going through some challenges." said Amy Hoening, the Executive Director of Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries.
A total of 22 different churches came together for this effort today.