St. Luke's

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The Code Blue shelters were open and crowded Monday night, as the system tried to persuade homeless people to get inside and get a hot meal amidst desperate cold.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Most Western New Yorkers were warm in their homes as winter weather blew through the region. Nadia Pizarro was in a Matt Urban Hope Center white van looking for the homeless, as a Code Blue prompted efforts to persuade the homeless to come inside, stay warm and get a hot meal.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A Roman Catholic church on Buffalo's East Side continues a tremendous task of feeding those in need this holiday season.  St. Luke's Mission of Mercy to help provides more than two-thousand families with food bags. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley watched the process as area students stepped up to volunteer.