One of them is local philanthropist Evelyn Mount who is asking for the community's help.
"The situation has gotten so stressful in the community," she said. "We're running behind, and I'm very stressed out about it because I've never been in this condition before."
She tells me more than 9,000 locals are asking for her help this season. The calls began in the first week of September, and she's been trying to keep up with the demand.
"I just hope that people just get the type of food to us that will serve them for Thanksgiving," she said. "Then, we start adding for Christmas, but right now, we're really worried about Thanksgiving because there's so many people."
She's accepting turkeys, hens, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes, bread, beans, etc.
Evelyn says more than 9,000 people have signed up for her Thanksgiving basket giveaway.
If you need help, you can call 356-0238 or 359-0807. Phone lines will be open from 10:30am-4pm Monday-Friday until the middle of November.
And for those of you who want to donate, you can drop off food at Evelyn's house at 2530 Cannan Street.
Or send checks to: