The Neighbors' Place food pantry has been busy.
"We've had over 500 new families that have never been here before," said Executive Director, Donna Ambrose.
Even though it's been tough as of late, they're doing it for the people.
Ambrose explained, "We try to make it as easy and be as accessible as we possibly can"
But the team is not doing it alone.
"The USDA has tripled the budget for emergency food distribution. So, we've had a higher volume of food delivered that we can distribute in Marathon County. So, that has helped us out tremendously," Ambrose said.
And with the help they've been given,The Neighbors' Place wants to lend a hand to the people of Marathon County.
"I know there's a stigma sometimes but really this is an easy, welcoming process. We don't want people to struggle, we want families to come here knowing it's a safe place. Because everyone should not have to struggle with food insecurities, especially during these trying times," Ambrose added.
On the other side of the building, Charles Sanders has been on the frontlines, working closely with those in need as an Intake Specialist. His background has taught him a thing or two about helping his community.
"Being a Marine Veteran, I know that when you receive help when you need it, it is appreciated. I can just lift my hands up to all the people in the organization that help make this possible for us to do our part," he said.
And even though his military career is over, Charles is still serving those around him.
"Being a ten year Marine Veteran, of course it's not about giving food, but the principle's the same to help where we're needed," he stated.
And like any Marine, Charles isn't letting anything slow him down, not even a global pandemic.
"We not going to give up, we are still going to do what we must do."