ST. LOUIS — Stan Ponder is a Florissant father of two. He said he experienced tough financial times before, but now, he wants to help people who are having a tough time making ends meet.

He’s taking part in the "Love Thy Neighbor Challenge". It is a Twitter challenge that encourages people to help federal employees who aren't getting paid. 

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He wants to buy groceries for three federal workers who are not getting paid right now because of the government shutdown. 5 On Your Side put Stan in touch with Donna Rogers.

Rodgers is a mother of two who has been furloughed since Dec. 22. She said she hasn’t been paid in 3 weeks. She was very grateful that Stan bought her groceries at Fields Foods Thursday. 

He still wants to help out two other people. Send our newsroom an email at newstips@ksdk.com if you would like to get in touch with him.