Quincy community members and the Salvation Army were hard at work early Tuesday morning packing Christmas food baskets for those in need.
Volunteers of all ages helped pack Christmas food items into boxes including some elementary students.
In just a few short hours, they packed more than 1,000 baskets, with all the essentials for a Christmas dinner.
Patty Douglas with the Quincy Salvation Army says this time of year, every little thing counts.
"We've seen the need just grow tremendously, we've had a lot of new people who never come to the army before come and seek assistance especially with food, and our food pantry has run low on several occasions," says Douglas.
All the boxes that were packed up today will be distributed Wednesday and Thursday.
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