Madisonville's Salvation Army has fallen on some tough times recently, but the community has come out in full force during this holiday season.
Officials at the Madisonville Salvation Army say just a few weeks ago, the shelves were bare and they wouldn't be able to get through the holiday season.
Organizers now say the problem is not enough shelving for all the donations that have poured in over the last two weeks.
Because of the now fully stocked pantry, a tradition was able to continue this year.
Normally kids are used to receiving gifts this time of year, but some students at Browning Springs Middle School are dishing it out for those less fortunate this Thanksgiving.
It's a tradition going on its seventh year. Kids from the student leadership group gather and serve around 400 people Thanksgiving dinner.
"It feels good. I think it's just what we needed to do because obviously there are lots of people out here that need it," 8th grader Matthew Golden said.
"Help them get a good meal because some of these people may not have been able to afford it or go anywhere to get it. So doing this makes me feel good because then I know that they have a happy Thanksgiving," 7th grader Anisley Golden told 14 News.