OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – A coffee shop in Oshkosh has an open-door policy when it comes to those without a home, providing help and a place to escape the chilly winter weather.

Ken Osmond

“There’s a lot of people in trouble. Even if they’re not homeless, there are people who just don’t have money to buy things so making sure they have a hot meal or a hot drink is really important especially during this time period,” said Ken Osmond, the owner of Planet Perk Coffee Houses. “When we have severe cold days like today, just providing them with a place to sit is a big help to them.”

Planet Perk has two special ways people can help out others who have fallen on hard times.

“We’ve been doing the Pay-It-Forward board for people in need for about twelve years,” explained Osmond. “And we started doing the bags during the height of COVID in 2020. Just because there was no place for the homeless to go. The libraries were closed, the homeless shelter was…

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