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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A food pantry that serves only soldiers and their families had to temporarily close its doors because the shelves were empty. It was able to reopen after an outpouring support from the community.

For years Jefferson Barracks Food Pantry has served hundreds of veterans and active members of the military. But, just a few weeks ago, the food pantry had to temporarily close its doors due to a lack of donations.

“It was very sad because you don’t want your shelves to be like that for our military.” said Linda Ferguson.

Volunteers say that after a call went out for help, trucks loaded with food arrived at the pantry within days.

The food pantry received close to 30,000 lbs of food in donations. The shelves have been restocked and they are back open.

"It's extremely important to all of us that we give back to those who protect our country and defend our freedom,” sand Nancy Amundson.

The Jefferson Barracks Military Food Pantry provides food for anyone with a military identification no matter how long they have been out of active duty. The pantry will be open again Saturday November 19, 2016 from 10:30- 1:00 p.m.