The folks at Mercy Meals and More have once again been tapped by the City to provide temporary emergency services.

Reverend Russ Chamberlain says Mercy Meals will serve as a temporary shelter this weekend, beginning Friday afternoon, providing warmth, shelter, food and more for those who need to escape the harsh conditions.

Reverend Russ says donations for the weekend are more than welcome.

Reverend Russ says the shelter will probably be open until sometime Sunday afternoon.

Mercy Meals and more is located at 634 Purchase Street in downtown New Bedford. To donate or volunteer, call Reverend Russ at 508-728-1489.