Volunteers bring food to remaining people in 'Tent City' encampment

NOW: Volunteers bring food to remaining people in ’Tent City’ encampment

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Less than a week remains now until the people living in tents under a Milwaukee freeway bridge have to clear out.

On Friday, Oct. 25, they got a friendly visit from some sympathetic Milwaukeeans. 

Angela Kennedy and others brought a large container of soup, a welcome treat on a chilly Friday.

"It's really not just about bringing the food out, it's about actually having a conversation with them, talking with them, getting to know them and really being a part of who they are," Kennedy said. "They've got some awesome stories, and it's really sad that they're gonna get evicted, where they gonna go?"

The people living in this tent city have been ordered to leave because a green infrastructure project is planned for the site. They have to be out by Halloween.

Milwaukee County officials say they have helped 50 people find new living arrangements, with fewer than 40 remaining.

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