Justin Fairclough, who said he has stayed on and off at the Glory Hall over the last four years, holds a can of chili in front of the Juneau Downtown Library on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Fairclough said he had no way of heating the food for lunch. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Justin Fairclough, who said he has stayed on and off at the Glory Hall over the last four years, holds a can of chili in front of the Juneau Downtown Library on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Fairclough said he had no way of heating the food for lunch. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Video: No daytime shelter, no lunch

Here’s how budget cuts are affecting Juneau’s homeless.

This marked the first week that the Glory Hall — Juneau’s downtown emergency shelter and soup kitchen — was unable to open during the day and to serve lunch, due to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s state budget cuts.

The shelter is normally open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, but patrons this week were forced to find other places to be.

Oatmeal and coffee were available to clients before leaving the shelter to ease the transition, but no lunch was available.

We talked to Glory Hall patrons out on the streets throughout the week, and interviewed and photographed them about how they are dealing with the change. Here’s what they said (Video above). Read more here: Homeless shelter day room closes for week.

A sign on the front door of the Glory Hall announces its daily closure on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. The emergency shelter and soup kitchen is closing its doors from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily due to budget cuts forcing the homeless to find other places to be. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A sign on the front door of the Glory Hall announces its daily closure on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. The emergency shelter and soup kitchen is closing its doors from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily due to budget cuts forcing the homeless to find other places to be. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Homeless people spend their time on the Decker Way stairs after the Glory Hall’s closure on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Homeless people spend their time on the Decker Way stairs after the Glory Hall’s closure on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Woody MacAllister hangs out on Franklin Street at Ferry Way with his dog, Rainy, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. McAllister said he doesn’t stay at the Glory Hall, Juneau’s emergency shelter and soup kitchen, but does eat there. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Woody MacAllister hangs out on Franklin Street at Ferry Way with his dog, Rainy, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. McAllister said he doesn’t stay at the Glory Hall, Juneau’s emergency shelter and soup kitchen, but does eat there. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Justin Fairclough, right, and Keoki Cunningham organize their belongings and hang out in front of the Juneau Downtown Library on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. They are currently staying at the Glory Hall at night. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Justin Fairclough, right, and Keoki Cunningham organize their belongings and hang out in front of the Juneau Downtown Library on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. They are currently staying at the Glory Hall at night. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A sign on the front door of the Glory Hall announces its daily closure on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A sign on the front door of the Glory Hall announces its daily closure on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A homeless person sleeps in the doorway at the Capital Transit Center on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A homeless person sleeps in the doorway at the Capital Transit Center on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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