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How Forsyth County residents came to the rescue for Meals By Grace's food pantry
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The shelves at the Meals by Grace food pantry are filled Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, after local residents responded to the organization's food shortage just days before the Thanksgiving holiday. (Photo courtesy Suellen Daniels)

On Wednesday, the shelves were bare at the Meals By Grace food pantry just days away from Thanksgiving.

By Friday, they were full again thanks to donations from Forsyth County residents.

The local nonprofit organization said it has been experiencing an unusual shortage in donations this year. Meanwhile, the number of families in need has grown.

But after Friday, Meals By Grace co-founder Suellen Daniels said it has enough supplies to provide families through the holiday.

This story will be updated.