ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - It is the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history and it is hurting many federal employees, some who continue to work without immediate pay.
Many in the community are stepping up to help families that are heavily impacted.
Members of Ebenezer Baptist Church gathered to hand out food to furloughed workers.
The church believes this a time where the community should help others who cannot help themselves.
Pastor Raphael Warnock says the community should come together now.
"In this moment in which we are experiencing a government shutdown, people who are normally in the position of providing assistant now need assistance," Warnock said. "The church has to step up now more than ever."
Warnock says it's important for the community to help one another.
Since the world is experiencing what he calls a breakdown of civility.